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Getting Away William Butler Yeats first studied art and then turned to poetry and playwrighting Most of all during Yeats life he accomplished being one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century Yeats well-known poem Lake Isle of Innisfree relates to people who live in the city yet long for the country The theme is even if home is in the city having roots in the country can make life more meaningful The voice in the poem reveals his visions of building a cabin in the country so he can escape from the dull gray city life The poem is first person persona there is only one character the narrator This is known because the word I is said as often in the poem as there are stanzas this indicates to the reader that there is only one character One human is mentioned this emphasizes the solitude the speaker longs for in Innisfree The peaceful sounds of birds and bees are heard in this imaginary setting The narrator loves Innisfree because he can get away from his city routine and listen to nature as he watches this new type of life unfold To the speaker the perfect place to be free and have peace would be Innisfree And I shall have some peace thereafter this statement the narrator indicates what he is longing for since the reader realizes that there is no peace in his life The speakers life would be more meaningful if this cabin was built because he would learn to appreciate life and nature The narrator would learn to treasure this part of life because he would have time to unlike in the fast pace of the city In Yeats poem he emphasizes a place away from the fast pace of life where people can escape to not always literally but in wishful thinking The place the narrator describes Innisfree has a symbolic meaning within itself
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