Rhetorical Analysis Of Night Walker

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William Butler Yeats demonstrates a unique way to keep the readers guessing throughout the poem. He sheds light upon the fact that society as a whole has drawn attention to sin over faith while the end the world is arising and “the centre cannot hold” (3). The author makes it clear that as a reader you can identify the literary devices diction , allusion , and foreshadowing along the the text. Yeats uses the first stanza alone is able to describe the diction found in the poem as a head scratcher or hard to understand. W.B Yeats established a somewhat hopeless tone as he used the quote “The falcon cannot hear the falconer”(2) which would infer people are not believing that things would not get better but worst. The author emphasizes a more surprising mood as he uses the…show more content…
This poem is written during the hardships of World War I which would gives a life threatening mood to a reader. Without that specific information a reader would clarify quotes such as “The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere” (5)will help the reader acknowledge that chaos has appeared somehow. The idea of a chaotic society gives a understanding that something terrible has happened as the author expresses that a last hour is upon us with the quotation “ And what rough beast, its hour come round at last”(21) implies that a previous quote “The darkness drops again”(18) has foreshadowed the darkness has done its job by awakening Jesus once more for the Second…show more content…
Darkness arose in that society and Jesus or a spirit has came back for the second time to introduce a new way of life. The way Yeats has encrypted this particular subject and turning it into a poem is by using multiple literary devices such as diction, allusion, and foreshadowing to construct a re-birth of the
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