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David Hoffman Explore Yeats Love Of Ireland Throughout Yeats poetry he is constantly referring to with veiled metaphors or otherwise his home country Ireland Yet his love for Ireland is not as simple as it could be He has criticisms and anxieties for his home country which are eloquently displayed in his poetry Despite the complexity of Yeats love for Ireland there are references to his pure adoration of Ireland and its people In the largely political poem To Ireland in the Coming Times Yeats describes Ireland and her people as the angelic clan This pure and simple love of Ireland lies at the base of all Yeats concerns for his adored country and we can thus understand why he is so worried about Ireland and her future for you can only really worry about something that you truly love One of the purest of Yeats loves was that for rural Ireland He spent as much time as he could in the countryside of Ireland in places such as Coole Park where he wrote a melancholy poem called The Wild Swans at Coole In this poem his love for rural Ireland is betrayed He uses simple and direct language which conveys his simple love for Irelands landscape this is in contrast to many of his poems about more ambiguous subjects which are often difficult to follow inaccessible and complicated This is not the case here however he describes the trees as being in their autumn beauty and the swans in the water as Mysterious beautiful The Lake of Innisfree also portrays Yeats love for rural Ireland he describes the purple glow at noon and the water lapping It is in this poem that we are introduced to the fantasy vision Yeats held of the Irish peasant To the Rose Upon The Rood Of Time is one of Yeats earliest poems Within this poem he shows his inherent desire
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