Essay heading: "Leda and the Swan" Analysis

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April 5, 2007

 

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Yeats contrasts those images with the soft images of "her helpless breast upon his breast". In lines 5-8, Yeats shows the image of rape by the force that "her fingers" can't push the "feathered glory from her loosening thighs". In lines 9-14, again Yeats is giving the reader a graphic image of the rape, but also alluding to the fall of the Greeks and expressing the power of Gods over humanity...
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In lines 9-14, again Yeats is giving the reader a graphic image of the rape, but also alluding to the fall of the Greeks and expressing the power of Gods over humanity. "Leda and the Swan" is valuable for its powerful and evocative language--which manages to imagine vividly such a eccentric phenomenon as a girl's rape by a massive swan...
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