“The Lake Isle of Innisfree” analysis
Many people spend most of their time surrounded by civilization and cities, not getting the chance to really spend time in nature where things are simpler. We often feel the need to escape our lives and return to nature to be surrounded by the simplicity and beauty that is abundant there. People have felt this desire since the time that they first began to leave nature for civilization. In the poem “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” the persona is certainly feeling this powerful yearning to go to back to nature, seeming to want to leave civilization completely and restart their life elsewhere. Yeats conveys this struggle through the use of imagery, connotation and denotation, and personification.
Through vivid imagery, the persona describes the ideal place that they wish to escape to. While this is not a real place, to the persona every time they close their eyes, they can see and “hear it in the deep heart’s core”, meaning that this is in their dreams every night (Yeats 12). This is a place so peaceful that the only sounds are those of the insects “in the bee-loud glade” and the steady rhythm of th