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A Drinking Song Analysis



Author: Poetry of William Butler Yeats Type: Poetry Views: 841

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WINE comes in at the mouth

And love comes in at the eye;

That's all we shall know for truth

Before we grow old and die.

I lift the glass to my mouth,

I look at you, and I sigh.










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Hmm, well I had a completely different take on this poem: because wine comes in at the mouth, through the eyes is the only way love can enter, i.e. we only take in what our senses enjoy. So really this sort of love is false and is an infatuation, but because it is a 'Drinking Song', it's connected since when you're drunk, you are oblivious to what you are doing. You could say the same thing for this sort of love. Alexandre Dumas also said 'there is a similar gaiety between drunkards and lovers'.

| Posted on 2008-12-18 | by a guest


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This poem is about a woman naed Maude Gonne who Yeats was inlove with all his life but she married another man...when she died he even went so far as to propose to her daughter.

Here its as if he is drinking to numb the longing for her
"That's all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die"

Here i think he's saying that the wien stops him from saying what he feels for her and it protects her from the truth, which in early 1900's Ireland having another man love you was a shameful thing, so he protects her honour by destroying his with booze

| Posted on 2005-12-01 | by Charlie_5


.: wine = love? :.

this is an interesting poem coz he lays out the fact ie. wine comes in at the mouth and love at the eye. and he looks at her and sighs. ie. as the wine goes into his mouth, the love is going into his eyes from her. almost as if that is all that he can get of her ('i sigh'). he wants her but cannot have her.



| Posted on 2005-05-24 | by Approved Guest




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