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Nowhere can be found a land without violence But nowhere but Ireland can be found a land with more violence Eavan Boland uses the theme of violence in many of the poems that she writes In some way shape or form violence is incorporated and used to explain loss grief or exploitation But it is when Boland contrasts this violence with another aspect of human life that we find the true meaning of the word and the truly devastating results it can wreak on all existence By contrasting the themes of violence and innocence in her poems The Dolls Museum in Dublin and Inscriptions and then a loss of innocence by other means in the poem That the Science of Cartography is Limited Boland not only portrays important aspects of Irelands history but also the consequences it had on individual lives of the times and continues to have today Recall the Quadrille Hum the Waltz Promenade on the yachtclub terracesBoland 14 The tone of this second stanza of the poem The Dolls Museum of Dublin outlines the sense of innocence These are the days of women in big dresses dancing to orchestras playing at balls and men in smashing tuxedos with sashes of patriotic loyalty across their chests These are vivid memories of good times and lavish parties But there is another side to it all And recreate Easter in Dublin Boland 14 The Easter uprising of April 24 1916 in Dublin proved to be a turning point in the fight of the Irish for their freedom from Britains rule The uprising took a group of about 150 Irish Citizen Army soldiers and Irish Volunteers from Liberty Hall to the General Post Office in Dublin Document 2 An Irish poet by the name of Patrick Pearce was instrumental in the revolt when he stopped en route to read the groups manifesto Proclamation of the Irish Republic or Poblacht Na h Eireann Document 1 In the
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