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 Poetry Project . Created by :Shalame McGlotten 2 nd period Pre-AP English class Mr. Abbott. When You Are Old By; William Butler Beats. When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look

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Poetry project

Poetry Project

Created by :Shalame McGlotten

2nd period

Pre-AP English class

Mr. Abbott


When you are old by william butler beats
When You Are Old By; William Butler Beats

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,

And nodding by the fire, take down this book,

And slowly read, and dream of the soft look

Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,

And loved your beauty with love false or true,

But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,

And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,

Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled

And paced upon the mountains overhead

And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.


Poems speaker
Poems speaker

  • This poem is read by anonymous narrator.


Rhyme scheme
Rhyme Scheme

When you are old and grey and full of sleep, A

And nodding by the fire, take down this book, B

And slowly read, and dream of the soft look B

Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep; A

How many loved your moments of glad grace, C

And loved your beauty with love false or true, D

But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, D

And loved the sorrows of your changing face; C

And bending down beside the glowing bars, E

Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled F

And paced upon the mountains overhead F

And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.E

Rhyme Scheme= the pattern of rhyming lines in a poem. It is usually referred to by using letters to indicate which lines rhyme.


Poem structure
Poem Structure

  • Stanzas:3

  • Lines:12

  • Lyric poem

  • Literal Meaning :the literal meaning of this poem would be that when your our old you should relax and think about your life.

  • Figurative meaning: the figurative meaning of this poem would be that when you are old and tired of drama and sitting down just thinking about your life think about all the people who loved you for you even on your bad days when you looked a hot mess but also think about the people who didn’t love your for you and how their love ad emotions for you fled their heart like they never talked to you a day in their life.

  • Theme: The poet was trying to say that you don’t hide from your mistakes or accomplishments you learn from them and try to make them better.


Author s purpose
Author’s purpose

  • Authors' purpose: the purpose of the author was to teach people that in love it’s not always a bad thing to have bad relationships because it’s a plus side you can learn from the mistake. Also that it’s not always bad moments in love you can have good moments.


Biographical information
Biographical Information

  • William Butler Yeats:

    (1865-1939) he was born in Dublin. He was educated in Dublin and London

  • An Irish poet

  • His father was a lawyer and a well-known portrait painter.

  • Spent his summers in west Ireland at his summer house with his family in Connaught.

  • In his first dramatic production it outweighed his poetry career.

  • Together with lady Gregory he found the Irish theater.

  • After 1910 his dramatic theater career took a sharp turn from dramatic theater career to a poetical status .

  • William Butler Yeats died on January 28, 1939. in, Menton, France

  • Born on June 13, 1865, Sandymount, Republic of Ireland

  • He had a few books out for example “The Vision” and the “The Tower”

  • His parents were Susan Pollexfen and John Butler Yeats


Imagery
Imagery

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,

And nodding by the fire, take down this book,

And slowly read, and dream of the soft look

Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,

And loved your beauty with love false or true,

But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,

And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,

Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled

And paced upon the mountains overhead

And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

Imagery : words in a poem that appeal to the 5 senses touch taste sight hearing and smelling.


P ersonification
Personification

Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled

And paced upon the mountains overhead

And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

Personification: Personification is when you assign the qualities of a person to something that isn't human or, in some cases, to something that isn't even alive.

In this case love is being talked about as a human being love cannot fun over the mountains overhead.

And love has no face so how can love hide his face ,it is an emotion or feeling.


Lyric poem
Lyric Poem

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,

And nodding by the fire, take down this book,

And slowly read, and dream of the soft look

Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,

And loved your beauty with love false or true,

But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,

And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,

Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled

And paced upon the mountains overhead

And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

Some of the best examples of lyric poetry come from Italian and English sonnets. In lyric poetry, the mood is musical and emotional.

Lyric poem : explains emotions and feeling's and usually has a rhyme scheme

The third stanza explains a lot of feelings about how love can leave you


Repetition
Repetition

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,

And nodding by the fire, take down this book,

And slowly read, and dream of the soft look

Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,

And loved your beauty with love false or true,

But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,

And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,

Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled

And paced upon the mountains overhead

And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

Repetition:

The act or process or an instance of repeating or being repeated

Yeats keeps repeating and.


Documentation
Documentation

  • http://www.thefreedictionary.com/repetition

  • http://www.humanities360.com/index.php/poetry-analysis-when-you-are-old-by-william-butler-yeats-14152/

  • http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072405228/student_view0/poetic_glossary.html

  • http://voices.yahoo.com/an-analysis-william-butler-yeats-old-5639644.html?cat=42


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