Simple Ryhmes

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I really enjoyed the simple rhymes of Yeats's work. He combined easy words and a childlike rhyme to really impact the conversation and call forward specific images and ideas of love. The reader feels the crushing power of the love that isn't there in "Adam's Curse". "and that I strove / To love you in the old high way of love; / That it had all seemed happy, and yet we'd grown / As weary-hearted as that hollow moon" (365).

I wonder what stage the moon is in. Is it crescent and so seems hollow? Is it full, but have the feeling that nothing is in it? Or is it a new moon?

I also really liked "Politics" but I'm not sure what it is talking about. A woman is taking his attention away from his work? I feel there is something deeper here that I'm missing.

Yeats is more modernist than Wordsworth. His work is on serious topics of love that isn't there and asks more questions, making comparisons to Zeus's rape and the biblical God/virgin birth.

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