Leda And The Swan Poem Summary

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Leda and the Swan by Yeats was story from Greek mythology talking about Zeuz the most powerful Greek god takes advantage of Leda who was daughter of a king named Thestius. In ‘Leda and the Swan’ Zeus come in a disguised as a swan. During this time it was said that gods turn themselves into swans (many things ‘animals’). This poem is diction; the form is iambic pentameter, and a Petrarchan sonnet. In the first stanza the speaker says ‘sudden blow’ which indicates that the swan can in abruptly from above and threw Leda off of her feet. The swan ‘wings beating still’ which means that the wings were big which caused a constant motion of back and forth which probably caused Leda to stagger from it being so powerful. When the swan caressed her thigh…show more content…
In the third stanza, the speaker is talking about ‘good men, the last wave by, cry bright’ which suggesting with ‘last wave by’ could be refer to the ocean or sea where a good wave comes in and crashes upon shore then dying off and taken away. Then the speaker went on to say ‘their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay’ suggesting that they have lived life fully before getting old which confirms them ‘dancing in a green bay’ could think of life under water mainly plants and algae live in the sea. Having such a great life full of highs keep fighting don’t let death take you away. Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night. In the fourth stanza, the first line is talking ‘wild men’ who are brave and do not go out quietly but make noise and fight not letting death take them with open arms. The ‘flight’ also suggests that life moves fast whether you live it to the fullest or not. ‘They grieve it on its way’ means that as life goes on everyone around you die out and slowly but shortly you know that it will one day be your time, so don’t not allow death to take you away easily fight to
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