Poems of W.B. Yeats: The Tower

yeats associated Helen of Troy with Maud Gonne. so the daydream in tanza 2 is one of Maud. what happens in it?

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Helen of Troy (the cause of the Trojan War) was seen to be responsible for the fall of Troy. In stanza two, she is comapred to Maude Gonne, an Irish nationalist, and the parallels between these cases of political violence are compared.


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