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The Lake Isle of Innisfree
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
by William Butler Yeats

The Lake Isle of Innisfree Home Quotes Page 1

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And build a small cabin there, of clay and wattles made: (2)

Well there's one way to find your homeā€”build it. If you're not at home in the city, feel free to go make your own from scratch. That way it's totally to your liking.

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Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee; (3)

Again, more home-making. He wants to stake his claim on the land by cultivating it, and that's definitely harder to do in the city. When's the last time you saw someone growing beans in a dark alley?

Quote #3

And live alone in the bee-loud glade. (4)

By the first stanza, the speaker has fully established his dream home. He wants to be alone out in the wilderness and become self-sufficient. Well, he'll have some bees for company. But that's about it.

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