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Leda and the Swan

Leda and the Swan


by William Butler Yeats

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After being impregnated by Zeus, Leda's children were born in eggs, like birds. (Source)

In order to give Leda a voice, the contemporary writer Carl Phillips wrote the poem, "Leda, After the Swan." (Source)

"Leda and the Swan" first appeared in an Irish journal that published works that challenged "the restrictive mores of their day." (Source)

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