Essays Tagged: "Stolen Child"

Yeats' development through poetry. About W.B. Yeats' literary development.

moved in a cycle between one opposite to the other, like a pendulum of sorts.As can be seen in "The Stolen Child", Yeats held a fear of the pain and toils of reality that led him to yearn for a romant ... that Yeats cannot find in the reality of adulthood. In line eight Yeats writes, "And of the reddest stolen cherries:" an allusion most likely to the fruit stolen by Adam and Eve, which brought about t ...

(10 pages) 71 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Stolen Child

Jessica LeeHow does Yeats present the world the child is taken to?'The Stolen Child', one of Yeats earliest poems explores Irish folkore, and the escape of a mortal world ... s this magical attraction a child would possess. For example, the animals which are depicted in The Stolen Child are 'herons', 'water rats' and 'slumbering trout'. 'Herons' tends to be a symbol of fre ... iny world. The bright use of colour which depicts the 'fairy vats full of berry's' and the 'reddest stolen cherries'. The word 'reddest' which is a colour of energy and passion illustrates how the fru ...

(6 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature