The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats Setting & Symbolism

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Byzantium - This recurs from the very beginningappears in Multiple

Byzantium is a former empire of the Arabians. It occurs repeatedly throughout the works.

Irelandappears in Numerous places

This is the author's homeland. There are numerous references to the island done in a number of ways. He refers to this place during various times in history.

Kingappears in Numerous

This is a leader who doubles as a politician and warrior. A King is not an object in the usual sense. While it would not be strange to have found him listed amongst characters, in this case, he appears as an object because 'he' is a social role and therefore can, in this sense, double as an object. There are many kings in Yeats' poems.

Moonappears in Multiple

Referred to repeatedly but especially in one poem later in the work where men are so intoxicated that they confuse the...

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