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THE SONG OF WANDERING AENGUS

- By W.B. Yeats
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William Butler Yeats[a] (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet, dramatist, prose writer and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. A pillar of the Irish literary establishment, he helped to found the Abbey Theatre, and in his later years served two terms as a Senator of the Irish Free State. He was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival along with Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn and others.
I went out to the hazel wood,
Because a fire was in my head,
And cut and peeled a hazel wand,
And hooked a berry to a thread;
 
And when white moths were on the wing,
And moth-like stars were flickering out,
I dropped the berry in a stream
And caught a little silver trout.
 
When I had laid it on the floor
I went to blow the fire a-flame,
But something rustled on the floor,
And someone called me by my name:
 
It had become a glimmering girl
With apple blossom in her hair,
Who called me by my name and ran
And faded through the brightening air.
 
Though I am old with wandering
Through hollow lands and hilly lands,
I will find out where she has gone,
And kiss her lips and take her hands;
 
And walk among long dappled grass,
And pluck till time and times are done
The silver apples of the moon,
The golden apples of the sun.

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Word Lists:

Dappled : marked with spots or rounded patches

Glimmer : shine faintly with a wavering light

Flicker : (of light or a source of light) shine unsteadily; vary rapidly in brightness

Rustle : make a soft, muffled crackling sound like that caused by the movement of dry leaves or paper

Pluck : take hold of (something) and quickly remove it from its place

Blossom : a flower or a mass of flowers, especially on a tree or bush

Thread : a long, thin strand of cotton, nylon, or other fibers used in sewing or weaving.

Hollow : having a hole or empty space inside

Wander : walk or move in a leisurely, casual, or aimless way

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Additional Information:

Rating: A

Words: 170

Unique Words : 99

Sentences : 29

Reading Time : 0:45

Noun : 66

Conjunction : 20

Adverb : 3

Interjection : 0

Adjective : 8

Pronoun : 20

Verb : 31

Preposition : 22

Letter Count : 658

Sentiment : Positive

Tone : Neutral (Slightly Conversational)

Difficult Words : 30

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