Youth And Age Poem by William Butler Yeats

Youth And Age

Rating: 3.0


MUCH did I rage when young,
Being by the world oppressed,
But now with flattering tongue
It speeds the parting guest.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Michael Garcia 06 December 2012

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Juan Olivarez 06 December 2011

I disagree with Cs, I believe much wisdom is to be found in this tiny poem by the dean of English language writers.

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Short but sinnificant in substance as it shows clearly truth that with age development and matutiry increase.

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Ramesh T A 06 December 2009

It is a happening matter. A sensitive youngster with genuine heart and intellect has such a state of life during the course of one's life's journey!

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Mark Spencer 19 June 2019

Although the world oppressed him in his youth, the speaker finds the world flattering him in old age. It does not appear that the world has necessarily come to respect and admire him but has simply grown tolerant of him because he will soon be gone. Indeed, the world " speeds the parting guest, " suggesting that the world will be glad to see him go.

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* Sunprincess * 05 April 2016

....an excellent write, this is the reality ?

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Fabrizio Frosini 30 December 2015

Much did I rage when young, Being by the world oppressed, But now with flattering tongue It speeds the parting guest. In Italian: Molta rabbia provai in gioventù, Sentendomi dal mondo oppresso, Ma ora con adulante lingua Esso affretta dell'ospite il commiato.

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Patricia Grantham 06 December 2014

A short discourse on the young and old. Wisdom and maturity advances with age. Good.

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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 06 December 2014

While we ages the thoughts becomes wise. The poem is great.

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William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats

County Dublin / Ireland
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