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    In the poems by William Butler Yeats - "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" and Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke - "The Panther".

    Please respond to discussion questions in short answers please:

    1. Is Yeats' "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" positive or negative? Explain.

    5. What moralistic message is Rilke hoping readers get from "The Panther"?

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    Please allow some of my ideas to help:

    As you deem Yeats' "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" as positive or negative, I think it is positive. It seems to offer a strong tone or mood of serenity. It transports the reader to a tranquil setting, free of life's hassles and problems. It almost seems like a retreat where Yeats describes its natural beauty with "of clay and wattles made" and "the bee-loud glade."

    Because he includes the words ...

    Solution Summary

    These two poets are examined. The moralistic message is Rilke hoping readers get from "The Panther" is determined.