William Butler Yeats

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    “Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.” This quote from William Butler Yeats expresses how one’s heritage and background can affect a person’s way of life. Also true of this is how one’s heritage can affect one’s work, as it did with Yeats and his poetry. Some of his more popular works are things like The Celtic Twilight, To Ireland in the Coming Times, or A Prayer to My Daughter. However, where he born elsewhere, everything from the title to the content would be different, and in fact most of these works more than likely wouldn’t exist. For example, one of Yeats’ stories are titled, The Celtic Twilight: Faerie and Folklore. This title alone is a good example of Yeats’ heritage…

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    William Butler Yeats is a poet who is considered to be one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century (“William Butler Yeats”). “William was born in Ireland, June thirteenth, 1865. He had his first works at Dublin's Metropolitan School of Art while a student there. His early achievements in his life were The Wanderings of Oisin and Countess Kathleen. Yeats was awarded the Nobel Prize for his Literature in 1923” (“William Butler Yeats Biography”). William Butler Yeats was not like most of the…

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    A poet and didn’t know it is a catchy phrase that could easily describe William Butler Yeats early life. Yeats was a boy who lived in London but was born in Dublin Ireland and who would grow up to write poetry about the Irish life style and their traditions trying to keep them alive. The question is why did William Butler Yeats cares about the Irish traditions and the people of Ireland? William Butler Yeats even though he lived in London he spent most of his childhood with his grandparents in…

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    William Butler Yeats was a very talented poet. In his lifetime he accomplished many great things. He was a 20th century Irish poet. He helped with the foundation with the Abbey Theatre, and later served as an Irish senator. He was well known for believing in occults, and including them in his works. Also, William Butler Yeats was a pervert. The study of the childhood of William Butler Yeats, his natural origin, his religious beliefs, and his Irish decent affected the style and setting of his…

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    In the year 1939, William Butler Yeats penned Purgatory (Viana, Maria Rita Drumond). The short play focuses on an Old Man, who returns to his ancestral home in the hope of eradicating the sins that he sees surrounding him, though his logic is twisted (Viana, Maria Rita Drumond). It is this deranged logic that prompts him to murder his father and son in retribution for their sins. The Old Man’s mother is described by him as an apparition stuck in limbo, forced to relive the night of her son’s…

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    William Butler Yeats use of pastoral poetry in his poems Lake Isle of Innisfree and Easter 1916 his use of this type descriptive language evokes the reader to imagine a rural Irish life rich in folklore and fairytales. Yeats’ also urges his reader to envision life in the picturesque world, he used this style of writing to bring about a feeling of nationalism but with the preservation of Irish history. In the poem Lake Isle of Innisfree, Yeats uses pastoral imagery to describe the Western…

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    desire by writers to experiment with new techniques and approaches to literature. The exploration of the potential of literature resulted in new forms of writing, such as stream of conscious and multiple points of view. However, these new modes of writing created a divide between authors and the public. By increasingly critiquing modern society, many writers were disconnecting themselves from the commonplace culture. This created an estranged perspective for many writers, which would be an…

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    ‘September 1913’ and ‘Easter 1916’ written with its title marking the year and one has September and the other with Easter. Both the poems has very harsh tone, written in iambic meter with AB, AB, CD,CD verses. The surface and the hidden meaning for both these poems have been portrayed as Yeats love towards his country and to the freedom fighter ‘Irish Men’. It is said “September 1913” is directly referring to workers strike, which Yeats is directly linked to “Romantic Ireland’s Dead and gone”…

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    Comparing Love Poems

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    out”(p. 182). Thus, I chose the passages in the sentence task for revision and extension part, both of them were the analysis of love poems. One paragraph is the analysis of William Butler Yeats’ love poem, another is the analysis of Anthony Ma’s love poem (SHEN, 2016, par. 1). I hope through the revision, the analysis could be concise with fewer and shorter words but clearly conveys my meaning. Additionally, the passages did not have a strong opening and mostly was to analyse the word choice…

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    nationalist movement, however, the majority of their literature was centered on British prejudiced. A unified movement to create a uniquely Irish dramatic form had not yet been attempted. William Butler Yeats saw this as his opportunity to develop his paragon of Irish theatre that could unify Ireland through literature. Yeats alleged that in order to create a mature society, Ireland would have to differentiate itself and take a stand in the realm of literary drama. After helping to create…

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