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No Second Troy

No Second Troy

by William Butler Yeats

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Was there another Troy for her to burn? (line 12)

The speaker questions whether Gonne is really motivated by injustice in Ireland at all. He suggests that she is out looking for something to destroy, and if it can't be Troy, then it might as well be lives and stability of the restless working class – not to mention the hearts of poor poets!

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