The Circus Animals' Desertion
by William Butler Yeats
The Circus Animals' Desertion Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
From giants to countesses to flying animals, this poem has it all. Even Yeats is so overwhelmed by the sheer excess of his mythic work that he refers to these magical creatures as his circus animal...
One of the best ways to reinforce a point is to say it more than once – a fact that your parents have probably used against you many, many times. Yeats has a knack for repeating words, structures...