Poems of W.B. Yeats: The Rose

4. Which words in the poem are beautiful and melodic? Which words are harsh and grating?

"Adam's Curse"

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“that beautiful mild woman, your close friend”

“precedents out of beautiful old books"

"washed by time’s waters"


"bankers, schoolmasters, and clergymen"


"weary-hearted as that hollow moon.”