Analysis Of No Second Troy

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“No Second Troy” is a poem by W.B. Yeats about his love relationship with a beautiful Irish woman called Maud Gonne. The poem is one of the greatest literary love stories of the twentieth century. It indicates how beauty can cause a tragic distraction with the reference to Helen of Troy. “Leda and the Swan” is another poem written by W.B. Yeats, it retells the fantasy from the Greek mythology of how Zeus - the most powerful god of all - raped Leda, the daughter of the king of Sparta, taking the form of a swan.

“No Second Troy” might look like a sonnet, but as it is known a sonnet contains 14 lines but this poem has only 12; while “Leda and the Swan” is a Petrarchan sonnet because it has 14 lines and there is a shift after the eighth line.
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Helen was somehow responsible for the beginning of the Trojan War which led to the burning of Troy. Comparing to Helen, Maud Gonne was accused by Yeats of being the reason for the violence in revolutionary Ireland, same as Helen was responsible for the war. According to “No Second Troy”, the woman “taught to ignorant men most violent ways”(line 3). The initial two stanzas in “Leda and the Swan” delineate the intercourse between the swan and Leda in also a violent route, beginning with "A sudden blow" (line 1) and proceeding with words like "helpless" (line 4), "caught" (line 11), and "terrified" (line 5) a vibe that will stay in the third stanza when the swan is called " the brute blood of the air" (line 12). Yet the verses contain insights that the demonstration is arousing: "her thighs caressed" (line 2) and "her loosening thighs" (line 6) show some measure of savoir-faire with respect to the feathered creature god. The "terrified vague fingers" (line 5) appear to say that the fingers don't know how to respond to the assault: acknowledge it or reject it? Be that as it may, why does “the feathered glory" (line 6) turns into “the brute blood of the air" (line 12)? The word “brute" (line 12) could be taken actually as "having no emotions," however that would make "blood" mysterious. "Brute blood" is closer to "outrage" or to energy without …show more content…
The occasions of Easter 1916 finished in a disaster however after five years Ireland turned into a free state. The feathered glory of England caused a great many disasters with Ireland, and strictly when a couple of years of freedom, the nation is still "caught up" (line 11) and "So mastered" (line 12). Isn't England the "indifferent peak" (line 14) that could let Ireland drop? Ireland did not conclude its constitution until 1937, and pulled back from the British Commonwealth in 1948. Yeats was a congressperson in the recently framed state and ought to have been distracted with the early endeavors at composing a constitution. To "put on his knowledge with his power" (line 13) could allude to embracing the laws of England, which is without a doubt a troublesome thing to do in such circumstances: who needs to receive the standards of the attacker? (Childs, 1999, P.97). In “No Second Troy”, the speaker ponders "why" he ought to reprimand "her" for his misery and for her careless control of the feelings of Irish commoners to rouse political violence. As the Yeats

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