The Song of Wandering Aengus

The Song of Wandering Aengus

This work describes the legend of the old Gaelic love god Aengus. One night Aengus is awoken from a sleep by a vision of an amazingly beautiful woman. He grows obsessed by her beauty and takes off in wandering, hungering for her love.

William Butler Yeats
Public Domain

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How does Yeats contrast between realistic description and magical occurrences?
STANDARDS:
RL.2 - Main Ideas, RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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