10 English Chapter 11 For Anne Gregory William Butler Yeats

Chapter Notes and Summary
In this poem, William Butler Yeats describes ways of human nature In how that human beings are incapable of seeing what is on inside of people. They can only distinguish exterior features of mankind. In first stanza, he is himself, telling Anne Gregory that she will never be loved for herself, only her hair. In second stanza, speaker is Anne defending herself saying that she believes in man and that they can see what is on inside. third stanza, is spoken by author again, reaffirming what was said in first stanza. I hope this interpretation has helped you.
Stanzawise Explanation of Poem
I.
Never…………………………………………………………………yellow hair.
In first and second stanzas poet says that message that poet is trying to give is that Anne Gregory will never be loved seriously and will always be loved merely for her appearance. Anne finds this prospect so unappealing that she threatens to dye her hair. She wants to disguise her beauty so that men will take her seriously.
II. I heard……………………………………………………………….yellow hair.
In third stanza poet says that beauty of hair is so distracting that, only God has ability to ignore its appeal and look inside individual men, without God’s. Strength simply cannot look beyond physical beauty.

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