An Analysis of Yeats and Updike

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The poems, "The Wild Swans at Coole" and "The Great Scarf of Birds," unconsciously play off one another. Yeats and Updike paint similar pictures about similar topics. Although these poems consist of similar subjects, the authors' diction and details are at completely different ends of the poetry spectrum. William Butler Yeats' poem "The Wild Swans at Coole" tells of a man who, in the autumn, would visit this pool of water that was a resting place for a flock of swans. He visits them one autumn but does not return for 19 years, "The nineteenth autumn has come upon me since I first made my count." Yeats uses simple diction so he does not distract from the empasis on the swans themselves. Words like; "Clamorous" (line 12) and …show more content…

yeats seems forlorn in the ending because the leaving of the swans symbolize another year lost for him. he describes the swans as always coming back but he knows that one day he own't ciontinue to exsist. Their diction remains the same, yet their tones differ in the course of their last

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