He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

William Butler Yeats

Imagery

"En wrought with golden and silver light"(2)


  • The author forms a picture in the mind of the reader by portraying the lining of the cloth as a beautiful golden and silver lining. also that it is expensive and high class by saying this.
"I would spread the cloths under your feet"(5)



  • The author tell the girl that he would spread this expensive cloth under her feet, which says he would do anything for her.
"I have spread my dreams under your feet"(7)



  • The author shows the reader that he trusts the girl with his dreams and this shows he would do anything for her and has faith in this women. She is definitly the woman of his dreams.


Synesthesia

"I would spread the cloths under your feet"(5)


  • When the author talks about the cloth he is referring to material things and saying he would buy her many things.
"But I, being poor, have only my dreams"(6)



  • The author refers to his dreams as the only thing he can offer to the woman and he say he cant afford the cloth but he can offer her his dreams of being with her.
"Tread softly because you tread on my dreams"(8)



  • The author tells the girl to be careful with his dreams under her because she herself is always on his mind.


Symbol

"Had I the heavens' embroided cloths"(1)


  • the cloth is referred to as material things and how it is made from the heavens.
"But I, being poor, have only my dreams"(6)



  • his dreams symbolize the mans charm and how that is all he really can offer the girl because he is poor.
"Tread softly because you tread on my dreams"(8)



  • the dreams represent how he thinks about the girl in his dreams, and the dreams also represent the way he has a loving passion for her.