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by William Butler Yeats


Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "When You Are Old" by William Butler Yeats.

In William Butler Yeat's "When You Are Old," a speaker asks someone to reflect on their life and on lost love in their old age.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Growing Up, Loneliness & Isolation, and Love as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How are we changed by love?", "Why should we value our youth?", and "What does it mean to feel alone?"

Ways to support your child: