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Essay heading: 'A Prayer For My Daughter' 'Sailing To Byzantium' and 'The Long-Legged Fly' Analysis of William Butler Yeats
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Yeats asks for a beauty that does not ?make a stranger's eye distraught' nor bring arrogance (?or hers before a looking glass'); he states that beauty should not come between a person's ?natural kindness' nor should it prevent her from a ?heart-revealing intimacy'. And hence his next stanza makes references to both Helen of Troy and Aphrodite whom happiness eluded because of their peerless beauty (?the horn of Plenty undone...
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And hence his next stanza makes references to both Helen of Troy and Aphrodite whom happiness eluded because of their peerless beauty (?the horn of Plenty undone.' The themes of Love explored within the following stanza contrasts distinctively with the Love explored within Yeats earlier work; Love is no longer an ideal or frenzied passion but rather a magnanimous and dignified emotion...
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