For Anne Gregory
By– William Butler Yeats
Value Points of the Poem
- The poem is addressed to a young and beautiful lady named Anne Gregory.
- Her hair is honey-coloured or blonde.
- Every young man loves Anne just because of her beautiful hair.
- Her hair falling on her ears look like the ramparts surrounding a castle.
- The poet says that no one would love Anne Gregory for ‘herself alone’.
- No one cares for her inner beauty or the nobility of her soul.
- Her outward appearance and her yellow hair are the only causes of her attraction.
- In the second stanza, the lady, Anne Gregory herself settles the issue.
- She says that she is free to choose what colour she uses to dye her hair.
- She can dye her hair brown or black or of the colour of a carrot.
- Any young man should fall in love with her only after judging her own merits.
- Her yellow hair or outwardly appearance should not make any young man sigh for her in despair.
- She should be loved for ‘herself alone’.
- In the last stanza, the poet resolves the issue.
- The poet quotes a religious text.
- It is beyond human beings not to be attracted by physical appearance or beauty.
- Human beings can be easily swayed by beautiful yellow hair or outwardly appearance.
- Only God has the ability to withstand the temptations of physical beauty.
- Men, without God’s strength, simply can’t look beyond physical appearances.
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