Change and Changlessness

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There is always change in a persons life or loved one. No matter what happens something is always to be an outcome of it. In the poems, “When You Are Old”, “Lake Isle of Innisfree”, “The Wild Swans of Coole”, “The Second Coming”, and “Sailing to Byzantium”, Yeat’s shows the tension of change and ability. All of the poems show some kind of change no matter what it involves. Change can make you feel like nothing is the way that it was once before. You can sometimes not be too pleased with the way that your life is leading you and you need to make a change in some way to be happy again. When making changes in your life, you have to be sure not to make a religious change, you must always remember who is the creator of all things possible in your life. Think in a way that in years from now, what will still live on and be remembered in a positive way, those are the things that you need to cherish most in life. Life, love, hope, or death; it all proceeds to one ending: change. First of all, in the story when you are old, the speaker is telling his love that he wants her to read the story written to her when she grows old. “When you are old and gray and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book, and slowly read, and dream of the soft look your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep”. (1-4;1140) The speaker is talking to someone young and he is talking about the book that he has published this poem in. He wants her to remember her beauty and the man that loved her pilgrim soul. He wants to be set free from his love for her. Second of all, in the poem “Lake Isle of Innisfree”, the reader sometimes fails to understand what is really happening. “I will arise and go now, for always night and day I hear lake water... ... middle of paper ... ...ring for his death. The old man expresses that he does not want his soul to come back to the earth as something living because it must die. All living things must die. He wants to return as some kind of monument so that everyone will see it as something young and never aged. In conclusion, there is always some kind of outcome of things that you do. No matter what happened to where you were going in life, something good can eventually be made out of it. You may have a lot of changes throughout your life that influence the way that you want to remember your memories. If you were to write something to someone when they feel one way about you and they are constantly reminded of your love for someone can make a change in your feelings for one another. Sometimes you fail to understand what is really happening in your life and you need to unclutter all your problems.

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