No Second Troy – Summary, Analysis and Question Answerse

The poem “No Second Troy” was published in the collection The Green Helmet and Other Poems (1910). The subject of the poem is the unrequited love of the poet for Maud Gonne, the beautiful and Irish nationalist firebrand, who he met in 1889, and instantly fell in love with. Though she was Yeats’s friend and collaborated with him as actor in the Irish plays the writer produced at the Abbey Theatre and Yeats would often visit her and show her his poems, she never returned his love. However, Yeats remained fascinated by her beauty and
personality all his life.