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Title: "Leda and the Swan" Analysis

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Subject: English
Author: Helen R
Date: January 19, 2017
Level: University
Grade: A
Length: 2 / 419
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Yeats's daring sonnet describes the details of a story from Greek mythology?the rape of Leda by the god Zeus in the form of a swan. The title of the poem is important, because it is the only indication of the characters who are the subject of the poem. In the poem, Yeats assumes that the reader is familiar with the myth referred to in the title...

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In the poem, Yeats assumes that the reader is familiar with the myth referred to in the title. Throughout the fourteen lines, he never uses the names of either of the characters. Zeus's name in fact appears neither in the title nor the text of the poem; the reader is expected to understand that the swan is an incarnation of the all-powerful god...

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