Leda and the Swan
Leda and the Swan Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
Yeats wrote a number of poems about sex and specifically the mysterious connection between our spiritual and animal natures. Sex is a problematic subject in "Leda and the Swan" because the word "ra...
Zeus was the chief figure in the pantheon of Greek gods who lived on Mount Olympus and created enough drama to fill a thousand years worth of television soap operas. When the gods wanted something,...
There are two major transformations in "Leda and the Swan." First and most obviously, the Greek god Zeus transforms himself into a swan in order to have sex with Leda. Why exactly did it have to be...
Fate and Free Will
Whenever you're talking about the Greek gods, you can be sure that the subject of fate and free will lurks somewhere in the background. Or in the foreground, as in this poem. Leda's rape quite lite...
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