An Irish Airman Foresees His Death

‘An Irish Airman Foresees His Death’
Part of the collection ‘The wild swans at Coole’ this poem is about an Irish Airman in World War One and the poem mainly focuses on the death in World War One. There are expressions of romantic individuality. And we get the impression that the air man thinks by knowing he is going to die, he is free. The poem is classes as an anti war poem and uses the idea of an airman looking down on life. This independent, lonesome figure fighting for Ireland can be linked to ‘The Fisherman’ as Yeats perfect Irishman is a independent man fighting for Ireland. It is written in first person from the airmans point of view.


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