William Butler Yeats

County Dublin / Ireland
William Butler Yeats
County Dublin / Ireland
Thursday, May 17, 2001

Youth And Age Comments

Rating: 3.0
MUCH did I rage when young,
Being by the world oppressed,
But now with flattering tongue
It speeds the parting guest.

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William Butler Yeats
COMMENTS
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 giovent├╣, 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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Aftab Alam Khursheed 06 December 2014
Youth is such- a charm a greeting warm
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* Sunprincess * 09 April 2014
.....an excellent write...and yes time does seem to go faster as we get older...enjoyed..
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Michael Garcia 06 December 2012
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7 8 Reply
Short but sinnificant in substance as it shows clearly truth that with age development and matutiry increase.
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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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Cs Vishwanathan 06 December 2010
This poem has significance only because it is from Yeats. The third line is meaningful only because Yeats is in the context.
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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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Simon Jackson 06 December 2007
No waste of words from Yeats.
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Yesenia Sobrado 06 December 2006
very nice and lovely poem! ! !
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