Leda To The Swan William Butler Yeats Analysis

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Rationale When we were studying the poems of William Butler Yeats in class I was immediately interested in them, which is the reason why I chose this topic for my first written task. I wrote a letter from the character Leda to the Swan, originating from the poem ‘Leda and the Swan’. I wanted to do something unusual, and look at the poem from a different perspective, so therefore I decided to write a letter in this way, which is actually quite odd because swans cannot read. However, taking into account that the poem has a strong connection with Greek mythology, a reading swan would fit in the picture of nonhumans performing humanly actions. I tried to make the letter look as real as possible by using a layout of a letter, and instead of using a regular date from our calendar, I did research into the calendar that was used in…show more content…
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