[ Poem ] [ Elements ] [ Overview & Paraphrase ] [ Speaker / Persona & Setting ]

[ Themes & Moral Values ] [ Tone and mood & Structure and Style ] [ Poet ]

The Lake Isle of Innisfree

Themes
* Nature brings peace and harmony to Man.
Nature provides Man with scenic sights and sounds which pleases him
and enables him to live a peaceful, stress-free life.

* Man should live close to Nature. The poet himself wants to escape
to this peaceful and beautiful place and build his dream home there.

Moral Values

* The world we live in today is polluted with noise and dirt. Like Yeats
(the poet), we yearn for a natural retreat away from our stress-filled lives.

* We must learn to appreciate the beauty of Nature. In the midst of Nature,
Man will be able to find peace and solitude.

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