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Flashcards in September 1913 Deck (17)
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1

Yeats is mocking how they seem to know it all already and have it figured out

What need you, being come to sense

2

They are adding coins in a greasy till

But fumble in a greasy till and add the halfpence to the pence

3

They are just adding prayers up

And prayer to shivering prayer

4

They have sucked all there is fun to life

You have dried the marrow from the bone

5

People were born to pray and save money

For men were born to pray and save

6

Romantic Ireland is dead

Romantic Ireland's dead and gone, it's with O'Leary in the grave

7

The heroes of the past were different

They were of a different kind

8

They didnt take part in their childish play

stilled your childish play

9

They didnt have time to pray

little time had they to pray

10

Their fates were sealed (to death)

hangman's rope was spun

11

Yeats is asking if it was for modern day island that they all risked/gave their lives

was it for this that all that blood was shed

12

Yeats mentions the heroes of the past

Fo this Edward Fitzgerald died, and Robert Emmet and Wolfe Tone

13

Yeats recognises the their brave craziness

Al that delirium of the brave?

14

Yeats wants to go back in time

turn the years

15

The heroes would be misunderstood in present Ireland

Some woman's yellow hair has maddened every mother's son

16

The rebels valued their life so lightly compared to their country

They weighed so lightly what they gave

17

themes

life
death
war
idealism