What do the roadway and pavements gray in The Lake Isle of Innisfree represent?

What do the roadway and pavements gray in The Lake Isle of Innisfree represent?

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  1. In the beginning of the poem, the poet is imagining the peaceful environment of the Innisfree. However at the end of the poem, the poet is saddened by the fact that he is in the city life. The roadway and the pavements grey refer to the ugly face of the urban world. Note that the poet describes pavements as grey (which is of course ugly).

    Hence, the poet is comparing the paradise-like environment of Innisfree with the hell-like place (the city).

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