Study Guide

An Irish Airman Foresees His Death Tough-o-Meter

By W.B. Yeats

Tough-o-Meter

(2) Sea Level

There's nothing too fancy in this poem. The sentences are pretty simple, and so are the words (well, except maybe for the reference to Kiltartan). Yeah, we know the speaker gets kind of vague towards the end of the poem, what with that talk about some strange impulse, but for the most part it's easy to get at what he's saying.

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