I am studying for an English exam tommorow. For those of you who don't know me, I study too much. I have already studied too much for this exam, so I have decided to open up an OT thread to help me study. The exam tommorow is English 10; more specifically British Poetry and Prose from the Late Age of Reason period (i.e. Swift, Pope, and Johnson) to the Early Modern period (i.e. Thomas, Owen, etc.) Let's start out with some Yeats: Meter: Dactylic Rhyme: Masculin Notes: -Gyre: Something to do with the symbolism of Yeats' religion. -Byzantium: the city later called Constantinople and later Istanbul. Analysis: The poet is old. The first paragraph means that Byzantium is no place for old men, as it is too full of life. Old men like to take it slow and not be caught up in young, "sensual music". "An aged man is but a poltry thing", for every "tatter", for every imperfection of his look, he needs to be that more creative on the inside to create beauty. After all, he is old and will soon die. His immortal soul is attatched to a dying animal, himself. And with that, he wants to be immortalized as a work of art; a beautiful unnatural vase or other thing that will be beautiful forever. This sound good? Anyone else have anything to add or correct?