• The Style and Content of William Butler Yeats
    , dreamy, escapist, and anti-Victorian subjects and content matter (Anne Mary 1st). Yeats displays some of these themes in one of his earlier poems called "When You Are Old," where he uses a dreamy type of nostalgic premise to the poem. In this poem Yeats describes a woman who is in the future...
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  • The Lover Tells of the Rose in His Heart
    poetic devices; rhyme and rhyme scheme, imagery and repetition. The rhyme scheme is a strict ABAB pattern using assonance with his vowels. O and A are the vowels Yeats used to create his rhyme. The ABAB pattern means that the first and third line of the stanza rhyme and the second and fourth line of the...
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  • Contributor
    W.B. Yeats has created rhythm in his poem "When You Are Old" by using a familiar meter, simple rhyme scheme and by enhancing these forms with effective poetic devices and substitutions. Almost everyone who has studied English has read a play written by William Shakespeare. Yeats uses the same...
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  • Commenatry/ Analysis on the Poem “the Pike” by Ted Hughes
    , eagerly awaits the time when they will be reunited. He hides his face in the stars, so that she can't see his pain. W.B. Yeats has created rhythm in his poem "When You Are Old" by using a familiar meter, simple rhyme scheme and by enhancing these forms with effective poetic devices and substitutions...
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  • Who Goes with Fergus
    wandering stars. In all, the poem has a beauty, especially when spoken aloud, that evades simple readings and analyses. It captures the political, social, emotional and national ambiguity at the heart of Yeats' collection, as well as his reverence for the imagination. A Dialogue of Self and Soul In...
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  • Coleridge
    circumstances and what poetic ideals propelled and preoccupied Yeats around this time. The poet was growing old, and the subject of old age which so preoccupied Yeats all through his life (you might recall that when he was young, in two of his early poems entitled, When You Are Old and Adam s Curse he took up...
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  • Literary Terms Modern Essay
    . alliteration A common poetic device that involves the repetition of the same sound or sounds in words or lines in close proximity. Alliteration was most pronounced in Anglo-Saxon poems such as “The Wanderer” and “The Seafarer”, which Earle Birney imitates in his satire of Toronto, “Anglo-Saxon Street...
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  • Notes
    skill in modulating his rhythm so as to be in time with the spirit of the poem. This skill is greatly evident in poems like “The Second Coming”, “Sailing to Byzantium”, “The Tower”, “Easter 1916” and “Among School Children” and even in one of his earliest poemsWhen You are Old”. The confidence...
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  • A Prayer for My Daughter(Not Written by Me)
    poem the Yeats reflects that how he wants his daughter's future should be. This essay will analyze the poem under three subtitle: 1- What does this poem mean", 2- The poetic devices, imagery, rhyming, figures of speech, used in the poem and mood, diction, language, and the structure of the poem, 3...
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  • Analizing Artistole Passage
    do you think Acheba used the line “Things fall apart…” for the title of his novel? How might the poem and novel be connected? o. In Achebe’s novel the village falls apart in a way similar to what is described in the poem. The villagers lived a happy life by themselves like a “stony sleep” but turned to a nightmare when the white man came and shattered everything they knew...
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  • circus animal's desertion
    point after which nothing will ever be the same. 3. If you have read John Keats’s great “Ode to a Nightingale,” compare it to Yeats’s equally great “Sailing to Byzantium.” In what ways does the Yeats poem seem designed to refute the Keats poem? How does the singing golden bird differ from Keats’s...
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  • William Butler Yeat
    Seamus Heaney commended Yeats for continually altering and refining his poetic craftsmanship. "He is, indeed, the ideal example for a poet approaching middle age," Heaney declared. "He reminds you that revision and slog-work are what you may have to undergo if you seek the satisfaction of finish; he...
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  • Terry Eagleton's Work
    question is not how tenaciously you cling to the text, but what you are in search of when you do so. The theorists I have mentioned are not only close readers, but are sensitive to questions of literary form. And this is where they differ from most students today. It is significant, in fact...
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  • Poetry
    , but he cannot be accounted a great dramatist. His vision is too limited, his genius too delicate, his temperament too subjective, to allow him to stand aloof and let his characters work out their destiny as human beings. -When You Are Old- In William Butler Yeats poem "When You Are Old," an...
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  • sayling to byzantium
    , beautiful; Among what rushes will they build, By what lake's edge or pool Delight men's eyes when I awake some day To find they have flown away? Aoife O’Driscoll w w w. a o i f e s n o t e s . c o m Page 1 Background Yeats wrote this poem in 1916, when he was fifty one years of...
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  • Yeats
    . Therefore, he reminded the audience that there was a terrible price for freedom. Yeats used figurative language to indicate the situation in Ireland. The poetic devices that he mainly used in these poems were symbolism, imagery, personification and oxymoron. Symbolism was widely used in...
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  • Yeats
    . Therefore, he reminded the audience that there was a terrible price for freedom. Yeats used figurative language to indicate the situation in Ireland. The poetic devices that he mainly used in these poems were symbolism, imagery, personification and oxymoron. Symbolism was widely used in gSeptember 1913...
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  • The Irish Poetry and Postcolonialism
    powerful with the stanza "snug as a gun", but this violence changes at the end the poem when author says: "Between my finger and my thumb the squat pen rests I'll dig with it" What the poet means it is that his...
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  • Gerard Manley Hopkins
    makes no claim to be comprehensive. No technical analysis of poetry can ever be adequate to its mysterious power .You can tear a poem apart to see what makes it technically tick, and say to yourself, when the works are laid out before you, the vowels, the consonants, the rhymes and rhythms. 'Yes...
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  • Yeats and Symbolism
    , World War I, and other political matters of his era. Much of the symbolism Yeats uses draws heavily from his metaphysical beliefs; he used well-known symbols to get his point across as well as cryptic and ambiguous symbols to keep his works relevant throughout time. In the poems “The Second Coming” and...
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