"The Song of Wandering Aengus" and "Sonnet 43," Vocabulary from the poems

As you compare William B. Yeats' "The Song of Wandering Aengus" and William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 43," learn this word list. Here are links to lists for texts in Grade 7's Collection 2: The People Could Fly, The Song of Wandering Aengus and Sonnet 43, Magic and the Brain, Another Place, Another Time, Sorry, Wrong Number
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  1. flicker
    shine unsteadily
  2. rustle
    make a dry crackling sound
  3. stream
    a natural body of water flowing on or under the earth
  4. glimmer
    shine brightly, like a star or a light
  5. blossom
    a flower or cluster of flowers on a plant
  6. fade
    become less clearly visible or distinguishable
  7. wander
    move about aimlessly or without any destination
  8. hollow
    not solid; having a space or gap or cavity
  9. dappled
    having spots or patches of color
  10. pluck
    look for and gather
  11. direct
    point or cause to go towards
  12. shadow
    something existing in perception only
  13. blessed
    highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace)
  14. imperfect
    defective or inadequate
  15. shade
    a mental representation of some haunting experience
Created on July 2, 2014 (updated July 4, 2014)

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