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The World 's More Full Of Weeping Than You Can Understand

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For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand. (Yeats, 9-12) Yeats displays the faeries as affectionate beings to reveal how the child was able to trust them throughout the journey. Affection is of much important to a child, and the faeries’ affection toward the child allowed them to hold authority over the child when they commanded him to come away with them. The faeries also show the child how intimate they are with one another as they are “weaving olden dances / Mingling hands and mingling glances / Till the moon has taken flight;” (17-19). They don’t just share touch with one another, but their “glances” (18) at one another represent how they choose to keep each other accountable. This kind of intimacy is something that a child desperately craves from their families. As the child witness the intimacy that the faeries are inviting him into, he becomes more inclined to delve into their community even at the cost of losing his own family in the process. In “The Man Who Dreamed of Faeryland”, Yeats uses iambic pentameter to keep the consistency of this narrative poem moving forward. Similarly to the fragments Yeats uses in “The Stolen Child”, Yeats keeps the reader tethered to “The Man Who Dreamed” by leaving them with a cliffhanger at the end of each line. He stood among a crowd at Drumahair; His heart hung all upon a silken dress, And he had known at last some tenderness, Before earth took him to her stony care; (Yeats, 1-4) Both of these poems keep a
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