The Song of Wandering Aengus
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The Song of Wandering Aengus, W.B. Yeats
In Irish mythology, Aengus is a god of love, youth and poetic inspiration, often represented as a swan. Aengus is the SPEAKER of the poem. Yeats was an Irish poet; although he lived in London for fourteen years of his childhood, he maintained his cultural roots, featuring Irish legends and heroes in many of his poems and plays. (This annotation contains an image)
What do you think the speaker means in the first stanza when he says he had a fire in his head? We know he probably doesn't mean this literally -- his head is not really on fire -- rather, he is trying to express something figuratively. What is he trying to express?
What is the speaker doing in the first stanza of the poem? How do you know?
A __________ transforms into a __________ in the second stanza.
Which of the following lines DOES NOT contain imagery?
This poem is about Aengus's endless search for ___________.
In "The Song of Wandering Aengus," Yeats uses a lot of IMAGERY. Watch this video to learn more about imagery... (This annotation contains a video)