What was the major historic event that inspired the poem An Irish Airman Foresees his Death?
Just so, what is the theme of an Irish Airman Foresees his Death?
Patriotism. "An Irish Airman Foresees His Death" is a patriotic poem, but patriotic in a very local way. The speaker doesn't love those he protects, by which he probably means the people of Great Britain, as opposed to just Ireland. So, he's kind of anti-English, but he's definitely pro-Irish.
One may also ask, how would you describe the tone of an Irish Airman Foresees his Death? Yeats's poem "An Irish Airman Foresees His Death" is a dramatic monologue. It is also a lyric poem written by Yeats in memory of Major Robert Gregory, who was shot down by Italian forces. In balance with this life, this death. He knows he is going to die, and his death will not be for the sake of Ireland.
Secondly, what type of poem is an Irish Airman Foresees his Death?
Style. “An Irish Airman Foresees His Death” is composed of four quatrains in a continuous sixteen-line stanza. Each quatrain has an abab rhyme scheme. The poem uses the iambic tetrameter form of meter and employs alliteration.
What does kiltartan cross mean?
As you've maybe guessed, Kiltartan Cross is a place in Ireland. In fact, it is the name of a barony in western Ireland (a barony is kind of like a county, but smaller). Kiltartan was home to one Lady Gregory, a very close friend of Yeats' who had this really awesome estate called Coole Park.