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The Lake Isle of Innisfree

The Lake Isle of Innisfree

by William Butler Yeats

Man and the Natural World Quotes

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Quote #4

And evening full of the linnet's wings. (8)

The speaker is completely psyched about the idea of a sky full of nothing but bird's wings. We think M.C. Escher would approve.

Quote #5

I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore; (10)

The speaker is almost haunted by, or obsessed with, the soothing sounds of nature. It's as if they're calling him home.

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