The Cold Heaven By W. B. Yeats Group these words together under headings of your choice: • • • • • • • • • • • • Cold • Love Heaven • sense Ice • Reason Burned • Cried Imagination • Trembled Heart • Riddled Wild • Light Vanished • Ghost Memories • Confusion Hot Based upon these words and your knowledge of Yeats so Blood far, what can you predict about the content and themes of Youth this poem? What is he worried about? Write your response beginning with the words: • In a nut-shell…. Listen to the Poem… • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O0sZN IcW-8 Questions to focus your discussion… 1. What are the themes of the poem? 2. How does the speaker feel? 3. What are the different meanings of the verb “riddled” – what does this add to your understanding of the poem? 4. The poem is constructed of two sentences only. Discuss what contribution this makes to the effect. 5. Stylistically, do you think there is still something of the older “Celtic Twilight” manner in the poem? If so, where? 6. Comment on the verse form and structure.