The Wild Swans at Coole
The Wild Swans at Coole Themes
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Man and the Natural World
The title, "The Wild Swans at Coole," refers both to swans in the wild and the place where they enjoying being wild: Coole Park, in Ireland. The poem itself describes a number of natural features a...
We can't help feeling that "The Wild Swans at Coole" is a really sad poem. The speaker picks a gloomy time of year (October) and keeps talking about twilight and how everything has changed (and for...
While "The Wild Swans at Coole" doesn't seem to be about death in any obvious way, there are plenty of words and references that make us think of death and endings. The speaker imagines the swans l...
The speaker of "The Wild Swans at Coole" talks about twilight, October, autumn—all things associated with the end or latter part of things (the day and the year, respectively). He also flat out s...
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