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In W B Yeats poem Father and Daughter the speaker is apparently the father of a young daughter who is in relations with a boy or man without her fathers blessing The father is the kind of man who is generous with his love especially with his daughter He is also the kind of father who wants the best for his little girl not being afraid of firm disciplinary actions to help his daughter grow in the right direction The problem the father has with his daughter is her relations with someone who he does not see well enough for her He wants her to have someone who is more of what he wants for her The father is banning her from being close to him He is keeping her at a distance as she is unintentionally hurting him with the decisions she is making The father is speaking to someone whom he respects looking for advice to mold her into what he wants her to be Yeats point in his poem is people who are experienced with age look for different qualities in a person than someone who is young and inexperienced She hears me strike the board and say in the first line lets the reader know the speaker has some built up frustration with the individual mentioned The father is putting his foot down about the subject He is just fed up with his daughters actions and is laying down the law That she is under ban is the resolve the father has with his daughter until her relationship with the man changes to the fathers liking or ceases altogether This is the fathers way of shielding himself from his daughters actions He cannot have her close to his heart or she will hurt him more This does not mean he does not love her it means he is protecting himself from further pain about the subject The daughter has had wonderful
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