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    William Butler Yeats is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century. He belonged to the Protestant‚ Anglo-Irish minority that had controlled the economic‚ political‚ social‚ and cultural life of Ireland since at least the end of the seventeenth century. Most members of this minority considered themselves English people who merely happened to have been born in Ireland‚ but Yeats was staunch in affirming his Irish nationality. Although he lived in London for fourteen

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    the 20th century. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. Yeats’s father‚ John Butler Yeats‚ was a barrister who eventually became a portrait painter. His mother‚ formerly Susan Pollexfen‚ was the daughter of a prosperous merchant in Sligo‚ in western Ireland. Through both parents Yeats claimed kinship with various Anglo-Irish Protestant families who are mentioned in his work. Normally‚ Yeats would have been expected to identify with his Protestant tradition—which represented a powerful

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    whatever the outcome. By eighteen eighty-six he begun to publish regularly (Foster‚ 52). The central theme of Yeats poems is Ireland‚ its history‚ contemporary public life‚ and folklore‚ as well as‚ Celtic folklore. He came to associate poetry with religious ideas and sentiments (Yeats 2‚ 1). He was interested in folktales as a part of an exploration of national heritage and Celtic identity. Yeats was fascinated with reincarnation‚ communication with the dead‚ mediums‚ spiritualism‚ supernatural systems

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    is always through." - Robert Frost "how can we know the dancer from the dance" - William Butler Yeats "Wanting to be someeone else is a waste of who you are." Kurt Cobain "Long distance running is 90% mental and the other half is physical.” Rich DavisQuotes: "Pain only hurts." - Scott Jurek "The best way out is always through." - Robert Frost "how can we know the dancer from the dance" - William Butler Yeats "Wanting to be someeone else is a waste of who you are." Kurt Cobain "Long distance

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    William Butler Yeats deals with an interesting variety of subjects and his poetry is full of powerful images and impressive descriptions. Discuss.” Submitted by Hollie McLaughlin. I very much enjoy reading the poetry of William Butler Yeats. What I like about the poetry is the multi-faceted man who emerges. In Inisfree he is the searching‚ restless 25 year old‚ looking to nature as a kind of redemptive force. In ‘September 1913’ he is the ardent political critic of the soul-destroying materialism

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    The Style and Content of William Butler Yeats William Butler Yeats was a man who is known for his extraordinary writings of the nineteenth century‚ and is considered to be one of the greatest poets of the English language. Yeats was a poet with extensive knowledge and was thought to have been born ahead of his time. Throughout his poetry and literary works he uses a combination of technique and style to express his meaningful ideas. Yeats became a pioneering poet who had a revolutionary type of

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    William Butler Yeats was born in Dublin in 1865. He was born into a highly artistic family with his father being a talented painter and his sisters involved in the arts and craft movement. Yeats grew up under the nationalist revival of the late 19th century which disadvantaged his heritage and influenced his attitude and outlook for the rest of his life. In 1876 the Yeats family moved to England to benefit William’s fathers painting career. William was home schooled for while‚ then transferred to

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    “Adam’s Curse”
William Butler YeatsWilliam Yeats’ “Adam’s Curse” is a poem that addresses a profound truth of time. Any human accomplishment such as poetry‚ music‚ or physical beauty requires much labor and is appreciated by few. He says this through an emotional recollection of a conversation between himself‚ his lover and her friend. I believe the meaning of the work lays waiting like a net‚ waiting to catch the reader at surface level. The poem is simplistic in nature‚ which is quite atypical

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    http://writing.colostate.edu/gallery/phantasmagoria/bell.htm 27.10.2010 Yeats‚ Nationalism‚ and Myth by Matthew Bell   The poetry and plays of W.B. Yeats often take subject matter from traditional Celtic folklore and myth. By incorporating into his work the stories and characters of Celtic origin‚ Yeats endeavored to encapsulate something of the national character of his beloved Ireland. The reasons and motivations for Yeats ’ use of Celtic themes can be understood in terms of the authors own

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    Poetic Analysis of William Butler Yeats’ “Among School Children” Abstract As he walks through the schoolroom‚ Yeats is antagonized by the unfortunate reality in which the human persona is nothing but delicate. Yeats struggles with his pride and whether or not he had any impact in someone else’s life. Being constantly panicked by the unpredictability of life‚ Yeats decides to accept the certainty of death as a sad truth. Upon realizing

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