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politics - W.B Yeats

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<politics>


HOW can I, that girl standing there,

My attention fix

On Roman or on Russian

Or on Spanish politics?

Yet here's a travelled man that knows

What he talks about,

And there's a politician

That has read and thought,

And maybe what they say is true

Of war and war's alarms,

But O that I were young again

And held her in my arms!


help me to analyze this poem.
bring some themes and techniques
i will be happy if there is explanations for each line
thx

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[quote name='audwns1990' post='26437' date='Oct 8 2008, 09:43 PM']help me to analyze this poem.
bring some themes and techniques
[b]i will be happy if there is explanations for each line[/b]
thx[/quote]
You know if it wasn't for that last line I'd be moved by your intensely difficult situation <_< to give you some pointers. But for that line, you're not going to get much help from me, or, do I expect, from anyone else for that matter.

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;;;

seriously, i hav no idea about this poem. i have been working on this for 4 full days!!!

only i got is that it is open form. and about quatation (which i didnt write on here) Edited by audwns1990

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I believe its a comparison between the turmoil of politics and love. In the 1st line, he seems to lose his train of thought after the comma. Then he continues on to speak of the various forms of politics and this could be where the turmoil comes into play. His love and the jumbled up thoughts are like those of the different political systems from those empires. Furthermore, all three of these nations were mighty empires at some point in time, and this could symbolize the power and magnitude of love that he is incapable of handling.

Thats all i can think of so far. Hopr it helps a bit. =]

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