Easter 1916

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Mind Map by jordanna.woodward, updated more than 1 year ago
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Mind Map on Easter 1916, created by jordanna.woodward on 04/04/2014.

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Easter 1916
1 ‘Easter 1916′ is about the Easter Rising in Ireland, in 1916.
2 point of view of flaneur
3 I have met them at the close of day” This makes the poem more personal and suggests that this is a personal experience
4 "with a mocking gibe” This suggests that people did not admire them yet as they were just ordinary people, who went to work and not what people associate with ‘heroes’.
5 "where motley is worn” This suggests that Yeats has little respect for them
6 ” A terrible beauty is born” This suggests that the cause is ‘terrible’ as it will cause mass bloodshed and hatred and yet ‘beautiful’ as it could unite Ireland to strive for independence.
7 second stanza is an elegy to the fallen revoultionaries of the rising. “What women” this refers to Constance Markiewicz
7.1 Sentenced to death> got away with it
8 Patrick Henry Pearse, who was a supreme leader of the IRB. He helped plan the Easter Rising but surrendered to the British on April 29 1916. He was then executed by firing squad. Pearse was also a poet, teacher and a writer. The “winged horse” Yeats mentions, is Pegasus, the horse of the Muses, which Yeats thought would suit him well as he was a writer.
9 “his helper and friend”. This refers to Thomas MacDonagh
10 MacBride did die for the cause, even though he hates him he mentions that “he too resigned his part”.
11 stone” of the stone of destiny, suggesting that the revolutionaries were in fact, enchanted by the stone of destiny to disturb Ireland
12 in the next stanza, the meaning of the stone shifts, now meaning something hard
13 replacing Constance Markiewicz with James Connolly
14 “green is worn”
15 revolutionaries will live on, with themselves now being “the terrible beauty born”.
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