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Sailing to Byzantium by William Butler Yeats

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First stanza That is no country for old men. The young            In one another’s arms, birds in the trees            – Those dying generations – at their song,            The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas,            Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long            Whatever is begotten, born, and dies.            Caught in that sensual music all neglect            Monuments of unaging intellect. Second stanza             An aged man …

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Africa (By Maya Angelou) – Analysis

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Thus she had lain, sugarcane sweetdeserts her hair, golden her feetmountains her breasts, two Niles her tears.Thus she has lain, Black through the years.Over the white seas, rime white and coldbrigands ungentle, icicle boldtook her young daughterssold her strong sonschurched her with Jesusbled her with guns.Thus she has lainNow she is rising, remember her painremember …

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