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An Irish Airman Foresees His Death

An Irish Airman Foresees His Death

by

W.B. Yeats

Analysis: Allusions

When poets refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Historical References

  • Major Robert Gregory, Yeats' friend and son of Lady Gregory (the whole poem)

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