Two Dudes Who Wrote Poetry

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I've read a few of William Wordsworth's poems before, like She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways and I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud. I liked them and I also like the other poems we had to read. I'll be taking a closer look at The World is Too Much for Us

"Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!" (lines 4-5)

Wordsworth is lamenting the fact that people (in his time) don't really pay that much attention to nature and occupy themselves with other things. It's interesting that he uses 'boon' after 'sordid' because 'boon' means to be thankful for something while 'sordid' means vile or nasty. Very contradictory if you ask me.

Next is William Butler Yeats and even though it's not the correct way to pronouce his name, I like to refer to him as the Yeast Man. I have a weird sense of humor, okay? Anyhoo, this is my first time reading anything from the Yeast... I mean Yeats and I enjoyed it. My list of poets I like is slowly growing. YAY!

I'm going to focus on Adam's Curse.

"That it had all seemed happy, and yet we'd grown
as weary-hearted as that hollow moon" (38-39).

Yeats uses A LOT of Christian smbolism in his poems. So that got me thinking (quite a scary thing actually), "What does the title mean in relation to the poem?" In the creation story, Adam's love for Eve caused him to take the apple, hence his curse in kicking kicked out of Eden. In the poem, the narrator (presumably Yeats) is lamenting that his attempting to make his love life like a paradise has failed. 

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