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by William Butler Yeats

1892

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: