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Jodie's Poem

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Jodie's Poem

  1. 1. My Poem Presentation For my poem presentation I chose a poem by William Butler Yeats called ‘To a Child dancing in the Wind’
  2. 2. To a Child dancing in the Wind WB Yeats Dance there upon the shore What need have you to care For wind or waters roar And tumble out your hair? That the salt drops have wet Being young you have not known The fool’s triumph nor yet Love lost as soon as won Nor the best labourer dead And all the sheaves to bind What need have you to dread The monstrous crying of wind!
  3. 3. Why I chose this poem? I chose this poem because I had heard that Yeats was a great poet. I looked up poems by Yeats and read through a good few of them like ‘Adams Curse’ ‘A Prayer for My Daughter’ and ‘Song of the Old Mother’. To A Child dancing in the Wind was definitely my favourite.
  4. 4. Why this poem was my favourite? This poem was my favourite as it shows the innocence of children. It tells a story of a child playing at shore but hasn’t experienced the harsh things in life therefore does not hear anything ominous in the sound of wind and waves. On the other hand if an older person who had experienced some of the harsh things in life would find the sound of wind and waves ominous.
  5. 5. Features of poetry in this poem In this poem I found three features of poetry Personification – ‘For wind or waters roar’ Rhyming Couplets – ‘Dance there upon the shore for what need have you to care for wind or waters roar and tumble out your hair’ ‘That the salt drops have wet being young you have not known the fools triumph nor yet’ ‘Nor the best labourer dead and all the sheaves to bind what need have you to dread the monstrous crying of wind’ Imagery – shore, wind or waters roar, monstrous crying of wind.
  6. 6. About the poet William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet born on June 13th 1865. William was educated in Sandy mount and in London. Yeats even lived in London for fourteen years of his life. He studied poetry from a young age and was fascinated by both Irish Legends and the occult. Yeats was considered one of the best poets of the twentieth century. A fellow poet W.H Auden was a fan of Yeats and said he should be praised for writing some of the most beautiful poems of modern times.
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