The Wild Swans at Coole

Personal Loss

I want to know about the personal loss of the poet in The Wild Swans at coole

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Yeat's wrote this piece of poetry as a declaration of unrequited love. Throughout, his tone is one of dissatisfaction and disillusionment. The subject of his love is Maud Gonne; the swans at Coole number 9 and 50............ a rather odd number for a group of birds that's mentioned in the third stanza as being there in pairs. There was one swan left alone........... and that would be our poet!


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