May she become a flourishing hidden tree, That all her thoughts may like the linnet be, And have no business but dispensing round Their magnanimities of sound; Nor but in merriment begin a chase, Nor but in merriment a quarrel. From both these stories the poet draws a realistic and at the same time entertaining moral: Furthermore, excessive beauty results in jealousy and broken friendships.
Inside Ireland there was a surge of Irish nationalism and Catholicism. If there's no hatred in a mind Assault and battery of the wind Can never tear the linnet from the leaf.
Now the poet talks about what he is praying for his daughter. The Collected Poems of W. Besides, he may desire her negatively and steal her innocence. He is worried that his infant daughter has to face the challenges and hardships of the future and how best would she be able to fight them.
The father is tense about how he can possibly protect his daughter from the raging storm outside, because she is very beautiful. A Prayer for my Daughter by W. O may she live like some green laurel Rooted in one dear perpetual place.
May she become a flourishing hidden tree That all her thoughts may like the linnet be, And have no business but dispensing round Their magnanimities of sound, Nor but in merriment begin a chase, Nor but in merriment a quarrel.
Originally published in Poetry, November The poet continues on to comment on his hopes for her beauty: But, she also argues that to read the poem without the political context surrounding the Irish Revolution robs the text of a deeper meaning that goes beyond the relationship between Yeats and the female sex.
In courtesy I'd have her chiefly learned; Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned By those that are not entirely beautiful; Yet many, that have played the fool For beauty's very self, has charm made wisc.
I have walked and prayed for this young child an hour And heard the sea-wind scream upon the tower, And under the arches of the bridge, and scream In the elms above the flooded stream; Imagining in excited reverie That the future years had come, Dancing to a frenzied drum, Out of the murderous innocence of the sea.
The poem was composed in and appeared in Therefore, he prays for her as well as gives advice about how to live successfully on earth."A Prayer for my Daughter" is a poem by William Butler Yeats written in and published in as part of Yeats' collection Michael Robartes and the Dancer.
It is written to Anne, his daughter with Georgie Hyde Lees, whom Yeats married after his last marriage proposal to Maud Gonne was rejected in. A word about Yeats and this poem ‘A Prayer for my daughter’.
William Butler Yeats () was an illustrious Irish poet, writer and playwright. He was a staunch Irish nationalist who continued to. Oct 26, · A Prayer for my Daughter by W.B.
Yeats: An Analysis by Claire Wong, 4 Utarid Stanza 1: The weather is a reflection of Yeats’ feelings. The. Yeats’ “A Prayer for my Daughter” was written inand published in the collection Michael Robartes and the agronumericus.com poet juxtaposes ideas of domesticity and political import, innocence and murderousness, and rationale and sentiment.
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A Prayer For My Daughter by William Butler Yeats - Once more the storm is howling, and half hid Under this cradle-hood and coverlid My child sleeps on. There is no obst.Download