Self and Soul in W. B. Yeats' poem The Lake Isle of Innisfree

Susheel Kumar Jarial


W. B. Yeats' poem "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" is a dialogue between his deviant self and resolute soul for being and becoming while thinking about his maternal cravings and spiritual ecstasy that led him to the beautiful island of Innisfree, a symbol of tension free life in the lap of Nature. The present paper is an attempt to explore a beautiful blend of realism and romantic escapism.


Innisfree, materialism, nature, romanticism, escapism, spiritualism, glamour, solitude, myth, wastelanders, deviant self, resolute soul etc.

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