Essay about A Literary Analysis of Symbolism in Yeats’s Texts

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There are many different things that can have two meanings in life. Whether it is a certain look that someone gives you, that can mean something special. Or even in a literary way, for example, in the novel series, The Chronicles of Narnia, the Lion, Aslan, symbolizes God! In the Chronicles of Narnia series, Aslan does many different acts that prove that he is symbolized as God. For example, in the most popular book of the series, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Aslan breathes the breath of life onto many creatures that brings them back to life, and turns them back to normal after the witch turns them into stone. In relation, the works of William Butler Yeats also includes many different symbols. In William Butler Yeats’ poems, …show more content…
In the poem, Yeats states, “The falcon cannot hear the falconer; things fall apart; the center cannot hold…” (Pg. 1145 Lines 2-3). The falcon and falconer symbolize the world and faith. Because everything is changing and falling apart, Yeats explains that the world is no longer in touch with faith. The poem Swans, by Yeats uses the swans as a symbol to represent younger experiences. In this poem, the speaker basically talks about how he sees 59 swans on the water where he is. Then, the speaker was away from the swans from a long period of time, and talked about how they were still there when he returned after being gone for nineteen months. Then, the speaker states that someday, all the swans will be gone forever “Delight men’s eyes when I wake some day to find they have flown away?” (Pg. 1143 Lines 29-30). Because the swans represent younger experiences, the speaker is saying that one day, he will not remember the things he had done when he was younger, and he will have aged into a man. Innisfree, by Yeats, is a poem that uses the place, Innisfree, to symbolize peace. The speaker of this poem talks about how he will leave where he is, and go to Innisfree. Innisfree is described as basically the most beautiful and perfect place imaginable. “…a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made: nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honeybee, and live alone in the bee-loud glade” (Pg. 1141 Lines 2-4). These lines

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