Comparing The Stolen Child And Cat's In The Crad

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The Stolen Child and Cat’s in the Cradle “The Stolen Child” by William Butler Yeats and “Cat’s in the Cradle” by Harry Chapin both explore the concept of loss of childhood innocence. Yeats poem tells the story of a fairy tempting a child to escape the depression of the world he lives in. While in Chapin’s song the lyrics explains the distant relationship between father and son. Both poem and song grasp the concept of grasp the concept of depression and neglect. Chappin states, “My son turned 10 just the other day he said, “thanks for the ball dad come on lets play can you teach me how to throw?” “Not today I got allot to do” replied his dad “that’s ok.” said his son.” This quote explains the lack of attention his father had for
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