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An Irish Airman Foresees His Death

An Irish Airman Foresees His Death


by W.B. Yeats

An Irish Airman Foresees His Death: Death be Not Proud! Quiz

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Q. What will the speaker meet in the clouds?

The owner of Shmoop
His best friend
His fate
Q. What does the word "fate" most likely mean?

Slice of apple pie
Q. What are the last two words of the poem?

This death
the waste
the clouds
There aren't any words in this poem
Q. What is the speaker able to do?

Write for Shmoop
Foresee his death
Write poetry
Q. What does the phrase "this life, this death" refer to?

Life as soldier, death in battle
Swimming the Hellespont
Life as famous poet
The speaker's career as a cricket player