William Butler Yeats

County Dublin / Ireland
William Butler Yeats
County Dublin / Ireland
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The Great Day

Rating: 4.1
HURRAH for revolution and more cannon-shot!
A beggar upon horseback lashes a beggar on foot.
Hurrah for revolution and cannon come again!
The beggars have changed places, but the lash goes on.
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Unnikrishnan E S 31 October 2019
Another satirical poem by Yeats. Political satire. Interprets what revolutions are worth. He writes that every citizen is a beggar. The beggar who sides with those who won in the revolution lashed out at those who are not. It is that simple.
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Raevi 20 April 2021
May you explain to me again please? i still dont get it. i need to understand this poem for my homework, thanks.
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