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An Analysis of Yeats' The Second Coming

- An Analysis of Yeats' The Second Coming Yeats' poem "The Second Coming," written in 1919 and published in 1921 in his collection of poems Michael Robartes and the Dancer, taps into the concept of the gyre and depicts the approach of a new world order. The gyre is one of Yeats' favorite motifs, the idea that history occurs in cycles, specifically cycles "twenty centuries" in length (Yeats, "The Second Coming" ln. 19). In this poem, Yeats predicts that the Christian era will soon give way apocalyptically to an era ruled by a godlike desert beast with the body of a lion and the head of a man (ln....   [tags: Yeats Second Coming Essays]

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William Butler Yeats' The Second Coming

- William Butler Yeats' "The Second Coming" The poem “The Second Coming” was written by William Butler Yeats in 1919. Yeats was an accomplished Irish poet and was known for the socio-religious ideas he emphasized in his poetry. In “The Second Coming,” his ideas unfold in three significant metaphors. The first metaphor relates a falcon and its falconer to the destruction of society. The metaphor has two possible interpretations. One view may be that the falcon represents society and the falconer represents God and morality....   [tags: Yeats Second Coming Poem Poetry Essays]

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Yeats’ Second Coming and Cummings’ what if a much of a which of a wind

- The End of the World in Yeats’ Second Coming and Cummings’ what if a much of a which of a wind Hellfire and brimstone, a massive environmental disaster, a third World War; how will the world end. This issue can stop conversations, or start hour long arguments; it can start a religion, or cause people to renounce their faith. The answer to the ubiquitous question of how the world will eventually end is a paradox; to know the answer means that the final hour has come. Both E.E. Cummings and William Butler Yeats express their premonitions about when and why this awesome event may occur....   [tags: Yeats Second Coming Essays]

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Chaos and Fright in William Butler Yeats’ The Second Coming

- In the first stanza of William Butler Yeats’ “The Second Coming”, the speaker paints a picture of chaos and frightening sight. The first image we read is the gyre. “Turning and turning in the widening gyre” (1), Tracy Caldwell says “the gyre refers to Yeats’ personal understanding of cyclical events in history explained in his work, ‘A Vision’, which details the theory of metaphysics and history he claimed to have received from the spirit world” (2). In the second line, the speaker states that order is loose that “the falcon cannot hear the falconer” (2)....   [tags: The Second Coming, poetry, poem, informative]

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Poetry Analysis of The Second Coming by Yeats

- Poetry Research Essay analysis THE SECOND COMING By William Butler Yeats, 1922 Mr. Yeats relates his vision, either real or imagined, concerning prophesies of the days of the Second coming. The writer uses the Holy Bible scripture text for his guide for because no one could explain this period of time without referring to the Holy Bible. He has chosen to present it in the form of a poem, somewhat like the quatrains of Nostradamus. The poem does not cover all the details of this event, but does give the beginning of the powerful messages, and a dark look at those ominous days surrounding the Second Coming of The Lord Jesus Christ....   [tags: William Butler Yeats]

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Renewal in Yeats' Second Coming and Eliot's Journey of the Magi

- Renewal in Yeats' Second Coming and Eliot's Journey of the Magi         Both William Butler Yeats' "Second Coming" and T.S. Eliot's "Journey of the Magi" present a renewal process, but each one focuses on different goals and subjects; Eliot on a particular person's transformation, whereas Yeats predicts a renovation of the entire world as a result of an escalation of chaos. And while Yeats attempts to present a definite picture of what he believes will happen at the time of this renovation, as a human being, lack of foresight leaves him to conclude with nothing more than an unanswerable question....   [tags: Second Journey]

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The Second Coming, by Willim Butler Yeats

- William Butler Yeats’ “The Second Coming” is one of the famous and well-known poem. It describes an apocalyptic situation in the first stanza while also assuring the readers of the hope of the arrival of a messianic figure in the second. The gloomy, darksome picture that is delineated by Yeats creates a fear in the reader’s mind about the falling worldly conditions as optimistic language later tried to give hope. This feeling of apocalypse came into Yeats’ mind as the world was advancing at a fast speed and he felt it needed to slow down a bit....   [tags: Poetic Analysis, Description]

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The Second Coming a Poem by W.B. Yeats

- 'Thing fall apart the centre cannot hold' is a line in W.B Yeats poem 'The Second Coming' because of its stunning, violent imagery and terrifying ritualistic language, "The Second Coming" is one of Yeats's most famous poems, its set in a world on the threshold of apocalypse must like the three texts. The texts 'Henry IV Part 2' by William Shakespeare, 'The Handmaid's Tale' by Margaret Atwood and the poem 'The Waste Land' by T.S Eliot deals with the topic of disintegration of and within civilisation....   [tags: The Waste Land' by T.S Eliot, sex, love]

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The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats

- An Unexpected Future In his poem "The Second Coming," William Butler Yeats expresses that the endured disastrous behaviors of humankind will result in the beginning of a new age that is gloomy, fearful, and controlled by chaos. The poem provides as a warning of what may lie ahead if we do not change the direction society continues to take. “Turning and turning in the widening gyre the falcon cannot hear the falconer;” The falcon is described as "turning" in a "widening gyre". A gyre is a spiral that expands outward as it goes up....   [tags: poem analysis]

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The Second Coming By William Butler Yeats

- William Butler Yeats’s poem, “The Second Coming” represents the view of the African society by the Western Civilization. He and the Europeans renders the African society as a uncivilized, warlike, society comprised of barbaric and savage human beings. However, many people disagree with this, such as the author Chinua Achebe. His goal is to educate and inform the readers that the Africans are not primitive and savage but rather civilized. Achebe demonstrates his views in his book, Things Fall Apart, which shows the Igbo, an African civilization, being a civilized group....   [tags: Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, Igbo people]

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THE SECOND COMING BY WILLIAM YEATS

- William Butler Yeats, a multitalented individual won the Nobel Prize in 1923. Born the son of a well known Irish painter and religious skeptic had many influences in his life. Eventually, he converted to Paganism from Christianity. He is till this day considered one of the greatest poets that ever lived. To understand the meaning of William Butler Yeats poem “The Second Coming”, you must first understand the difference between Christianity and Paganism. Yeats was raised as a Christian and turned to pagan mysticism later in his life....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Contrasting Yeats’ Second Coming and Shelley's Ozymandias

- Contrasting Yeats’ Second Coming and Shelley's Ozymandias      William Butler Yeats specialized in the early Modernists style of literature.  Coming just out of the Late Victorian age, Yeats used strong literary and historic elements in literary form to evoke his symbolic message in "The Second Coming."  Through the use of his theme of the "new Apocalypse," (lecture notes on Early 20th Century Modernism) he imagined the world was coming into a state of unsurity from the post-WWI Modernist experience.  The war left people in a state of chaos, and although the war was meant to bring people a sense of hope for no more wars in the future, it did far more damage then good, especially in people...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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"The Second Coming" by William Butler Yeats

- From the title of W.B. Yeats poem, "The Second Coming", one might expect to read about the glorious return of Christ to save his followers. However, Yeats portrays a dismal world where anarchy reigns over the innocence of man. The passage portrays a dark and foreboding atmosphere that serves as a warning to what may lie ahead for humankind if we continue on our current path. The poem appears to be written in free verse which adds to the poems references to "things falling apart" and "anarchy loosed upon the world." This lack of structure within the poem helps the reader feel as if they are a part of Yeats' condemned world....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Comparing Hap by Thomas Hardy and The Second Coming by Yeats

- Comparing Hap by Thomas Hardy and The Second Coming by Yeats      Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was one of the great writers of the Late Victorian era. One of his great works out of the many that he produced was his poem Hap, which he wrote in 1866, but did not publish until 1898 in his collection of poems called Wessex Poems. This poem seems to typify the sense of alienation that he and other writers were experiencing at the time, as they "saw their times as marked by accelerating social and technological change and by the burden of a worldwide empire" (Longman p....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Comparing T S Eliot's The Wasteland and William Butler Yeats' The Second Coming

- Comparing T. S. Eliot's The Wasteland and William Butler Yeats' The Second Coming     World War One fundamentally changed Europeans perspective on man. Before the war they believed that man was innately good, after it people were disenchanted with this vision of man. Both Thomas Sterns Eliot and William Butler Yeats keenly felt this disenchantment, and evinced it in their poetry. In addition to the war, Eliot and Yeats also saw the continuing turmoil in Europe, such as the Russian Revolution and the Irish Rebellions, as confirmation of their fear of man's nature and expanded their disillusionment in "The Waste Land" and "The Second Coming." The poets shared more than a disbelief in th...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Easter 1916, Wild Swans at Coole and Second Coming, by W.B. Yeats

- The timeless essence and the ambivalence in Yeats’ poems urge the reader’s response to relevant themes in society today. This enduring power of Yeats’ poetry, influenced by the Mystic and pagan influences is embedded within the textual integrity drawn from poetic techniques and structure when discussing relevant contextual concerns. “Wild Swans at Coole”, “Easter 1916” and “The Second Coming” encapsulate the romanticism in his early poetry to civil influences and then a modernist approach in the later years....   [tags: Theme, Literary Analysis, Influences]

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Comparison Between Things Fall Apart by Achebe and The Second Coming” by William Butler Yeats

- When people and scholars read “The Second Coming” by William Butler Yeats, many are shocked by the stunning and frightening description of what he perceives will happen during the “second coming”. He describes violent and terrifying images, describes the world he lives in, as well as the judgment it will receive. While the purpose and meaning of Yeats’ poem has never been fully understood, a connection can be made between “The Second Coming”, and a more recent novel, Chinchua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart....   [tags: Christianity, Society]

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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe vs. The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats

- “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe vs. “The Second Coming” by William Butler Yeats When comparing the novel “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe and William butler Yeats poem “The Second Coming”, at first there seem to be no similarities except for the phrase “things fall apart” which is used in both. But as one closely examinee the reasons why both authors use this sentence, one realizes that both of them try to show a great change, which, in the poem is related to reality, while in the novel is related to the story....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Relationship of Breakdown in The Second Coming Poem

- The societal breakdown of the Ibo people can be harmonized to the poetry of Yeats during its collapse. The poem, “The second coming”, successfully describes the emotion felt by a person or persons during times of war, anarchy and even defeat. The African journey in this story and its untimely end are riddled with the very same emotion W.B Yeats expresses in his poetry. Both publications are a tale of pain expressed at different times, in different languages, by different people. And yet their imprint remains the same....   [tags: ibo people, yeats, african tribes]

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To Fear, Or Not To Fear: How Yeats and Hardy Envision God

- Within both Thomas Hardy’s “The Convergence of the Twain” and W. B. Yeats’ “The Second Coming”, the actions of God are extremely prevalent, though the timing of His intervention varies greatly. Though, both poems were published within a five year period (1914 and 1919 respectively), they convey significantly different perspectives on the actions of God, in relation to our actions as human beings. These poems were written less than a decade apart, but are separated by one significant event that changed the world: the First World War....   [tags: second coming, thomas hardy, god's will]

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The Second Coming by W.B.Yeats

- The Second Coming by W.B.Yeats The poem "The Second Coming" written by William Butler Yeats is full of imagery, the uses of exquisite diction, language styles such as personification and hyperbole, as well as a lot of symbolism. The first stanza of this poem described the catastrophes of this world. The word gyre in the first line symbolized history, or the life cycles of men. As a gyre turns bigger and bigger while keeping its original shape, which is round, it means that even though everything, like technology keeps on improving, human nature and the lives that we live never does....   [tags: Papers William Butler Yeats]

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The Second Coming

- The Second Coming In his poem "The Second Coming," Yeats predicts cataclysmic changes about to be wrought upon human kind. He states, "Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;/Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world," (1511). This statement is in line with Modernistic thought of this time period. Modernistic writers felt that traditional teachings left something to be desired, and that it was time for change. There was a huge upheaval in religious beliefs and current religious convictions were being challenged with new scientific knowledge....   [tags: Second Coming]

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Free Essays - The Second Coming

- The Second Coming The Second Coming reminds me of the Marabar Caves in A Passage to India because of the "disconnectedness" that is portrayed. The poem quickly begins: "Turning and turning in the widening gyre [cycle of history] The falcon cannot hear the falconer'; Here Yeats reminds us all about the cycle of life that is constantly in rebirth. Everything is constantly "turning" in a "widening gyre" and yet the "falcon cannot hear the falconer" Life is connected in the sense that it is constantly in motion, constantly "turning" and yet there exists this strange "disconnectedness" because nature "the falcon" is so far separated from mankind "the falconer" that it can no longer be cal...   [tags: Second Coming]

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No Second Troy By William Butler Yeats

- On the surface, William Butler Yeats’s poem No Second Troy, tells the narrative of a man questioning his unrequited loves morality and ideology. However, further reading of the poem gives the reader insight into Yeats’s own feelings towards Irish radical, Maud Gonne, a woman to whom he proposed on numerous occasions unsuccessfully. Gonne had always been more radical than Yeats within her efforts to secure Ireland’s independence from Britain in the first decades of the 20th century, but Yeats persisted in receiving her love, dedicating many of his poems to her, thus showing his obsession to the radical actress....   [tags: Poetry, Question, William Butler Yeats]

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William Butler Yeats Poems

- William Butler Yeats, born in 1865 and died in 1939. Yeats is one of the greatest poets that is well known in the twentieth century. Also a philosophical person, Yeats had developed his own philosophy which states, “Yeats developed a philosophy that united his interest in history, art, personality, and society. His basic insight was that, in all these fields, conflicting forces are at work. In history, for example, as one kind of civilization grows and eventually dies, an opposite kind of civilization is born to take its place....   [tags: poetry, william butler yeats]

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Spirituality and The Second Coming

- Spirituality and The Second Coming       In his eloquent poem "The Second Coming" William Butler Yeats uses word choice and phrase combinations to convey to the reader an understanding of his sentiment of impossibility concerning the fate of spirituality for the human race. His inner conscious is spread out in the poem for the reader to either accompany him in his darkness or to turn their back and continue to believe in their own form of hopefulness in spirituality.   Yeats cleverly hints to the reader his despair in the phrase, "Turning and turning in the widening gyre" (Yeats, Longman p....   [tags: Second]

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"The Second Coming" and the Death of God

- Death of God theology is a theological movement dating back to the radical theologians of the 1960s, like Thomas Altizer and William Hamilton, and continuing in a more diverse form in the work of individuals like Slavoj Žižek and John Caputo. The movement can be traced back to the works of G.W.F. Hegel, of whom Thomas Altizers says, "The Phenomenology of Spirit is the first philosophical enactment of the Death of God,” (Altizer) and thinkers like Nietzsche, Lacan, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, and Derrida and poets like William Blake....   [tags: theological movements]

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Analysis of William Butler Yeats' Poems

- Analysis of William Butler Yeats' Poems; When You Are Old, The Lake Isle of Innisfree, The Wild Swans at Coole, The Second Coming and Sailing to Byzantium In many poems, short stories, plays, television shows and novels an author usually deals with a main idea in each of their works. A main reason they do this is due to the fact that they either have a strong belief in that very idea or it somehow correlates to an important piece of their life overall. For example the author Thomas Hardy likes to deal with the idea of loss in many different ways within his poems some being positive and some being negative....   [tags: William Yeats, Poetry]

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The Second Coming: A Painful Truth?

- "The Second Coming: A Painful Truth?" For hundreds of centuries, man has pondered what revelations or spiritual awakenings will occur in future's time. Poet William Yeats, has written, "The Second Coming," which foretells how the Second Coming brings horror and repression to the world. Yeats takes into speculation that the future will certainly bring further darkness than is already present in the current world. He employs various symbols and allusions to assert his claims of the world's ultimate demise....   [tags: Poetry]

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Authority in Ozymandias and The Second Coming

- Authority in Ozymandias and The Second Coming Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Ozymandias" portrays the past power of authority symbolized by the once great world power of Egypt. William Butler Yeats' "The Second Coming" portrays the past power religion once had over the world, gradually lost ever since the end of Shelley's era of Romanticism. "Ozymandias" was written in a time when human rule coupled with religious guidance, but was slowly easing away from that old tradition as they entered the highly progressive era of the Victorians....   [tags: Ozymandias Essays]

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1984 And The Second Coming

- In the early twentieth-century, many people felt as if their societies were headed for a horrible downfall. With the Great Depression taking place, many people found great comfort in those individuals who rose to the occasion to help the people. Those such as Hitler, who promised jobs and a better life, also provided a scapegoat, just as Big Brother did in 1984, written by George Orwell. However, there were also those individuals who felt that the world was going to come to a rapid end if people did not learn to appreciate the things that had been given to them, as William Yeats speaks of in "The Second Coming"....   [tags: George Orwell]

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Things Fall Apart and The Second Coming

- Things Fall Apart and The Second Coming "The Second Coming" By William Butler Yeats Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer, Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosened upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosened, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned The best lack of all convictions, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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William Yeats' Philosophical View

- Having a view of something that is different from what is traditional can often be frowned upon. During the Romantic period, the writers were swaying away from what was considered normal writing at that time. The church was a big influence on everyone during the Renaissance and if any one so much as “stepped out of line” the church made sure they were punished. Going against them was seen as going against God. A man named William Butler Yeats created a unique philosophical system woven from his own insights and the ideas of many thinkers....   [tags: church, renasisance, romantic]

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Analysis Of ' The Second Coming '

- Drenched in a dark pessimism, and nightmarish imagery, Yeat’s intent with “The Second Coming” from a text-based perspective, is a prophetic warning to post-WWI Europe. As the narrator is personal - despite his minimal use of first person - and orates alike a prophet who’s illustrating a desolate vision he’s witnessing in real-time. The first stanza is the portrayal of his vision. A collapsing post-WWI society, sitting on and than exceeding the threshold of crisis, represented by symbolic lines such as: “the blood-dimmed tide is loosed.” Which refers to society exceeding the aforesaid threshold of crisis, and the resulting violence....   [tags: Linguistics, Meaning of life, The Reader, Poetry]

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William Butler Yeats' The Cap and Bells

- William Butler Yeats' The Cap and Bells William Butler Yeats’s ballad “The Cap and Bells” depicts the behavior of love through an allegorical account of actions between a jester and a queen. Through the use of many symbolic references, the dramatic characters accurately reflect a lover’s conduct. Referring to jester-like men throughout many of his works (“A Coat”, “The Fool by the Roadside”, “Two Songs of a Fool”, “The Hour Glass”, etc.), Yeats continually portrays the actions of humans as foolish many a times....   [tags: Poetry William Butler Yeats Cap Bells Essays]

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Similarities Between Things Fall Apart” by Achebe and The Second Coming by Yeates

- ... This possibly meaning that when tribal culture is faced with change, and that the central belief is tested, that the tribal way of life is put into flux. This flux causes “mere anarchy loosed upon the world.” The world, as Africans know it has been put into question causing anarchy of the belief they once knew. This is parallel to the book “Things Fall Apart” where we get a first hand, personal look upon the change of African culture, and how this affects different individuals among the Umofia clan....   [tags: culture, beliefs, traditions]

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Keats´ The Second Coming

- In a world full of hostility and loss of faith surrounded by war and technological developments, he modernist era of literature developments, the modernists era of literature arose. The sinking of the Titanic symbolized the falling of the Great Britain empire and newly invented standardized time allowed war to become even deadlier than before due to the ability to organize attacks. Due to this new world full of bloodshed and new mechanical inventions, the world was falling further and further away from God....   [tags: beast, God, John Keats, poetry]

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A Comparative Discussion of Wild Swans at Coole and The Second Coming

- A Comparative Discussion of Wild Swans at Coole and The Second Coming These two poems, written by the same author focus on different aspects of what was happening in his life. They are written at different times and are concerned with what is happening in his life at the time. One is concerned with world issues, such as the aftermath of World War 1, and the other, a contemplation of different aspects of his life. Both use different techniques and styles to emphasise these differing themes....   [tags: Free Essaysv]

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Essay on themes in Things Fall Apart and Second Coming

- Similar Themes in Things Fall Apart and The Second Coming The novel "Things Fall Apart" examines African culture before the colonial infiltration. Achebe's novel forces us to examine the customs and traditions that make up an informal culture. At times we may find some their practices appalling, but Achebe makes us realize that the traditions and customs are what essentially hold the Ibo together. Achebe wrote 'Things Fall Apart" with the intention of changing the common view of African culture....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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A Comparison of Chaos in Things Fall Apart and The Second Coming

- Chaos in Things Fall Apart and The Second Coming      Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats have been considered literary classics. Although there may be a gap between the times of publication, the themes and connotations are strikingly similar. In both works, there is a progression of chaos in time caused by change and eventually leads to an end. Inner conflict plays an important role in both works. In Things Fall Apart, the main character, Okonkwo, battles with conflict within himself....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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A Literary Analysis of Symbolism in Yeats’s Texts

- There are many different things that can have two meanings in life. Whether it is a certain look that someone gives you, that can mean something special. Or even in a literary way, for example, in the novel series, The Chronicles of Narnia, the Lion, Aslan, symbolizes God. In the Chronicles of Narnia series, Aslan does many different acts that prove that he is symbolized as God. For example, in the most popular book of the series, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Aslan breathes the breath of life onto many creatures that brings them back to life, and turns them back to normal after the witch turns them into stone....   [tags: faith, experience, peace]

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Turning and Turning: The Evolution of the Poetry of W.B. Yeats

- William Butler Yeats, born in 1865, is regarded as one of the pioneers of poetry in the 1900s. He is most well-remembered for his work focusing on the myths, folklore and history of Ireland, his home nation, but his other pieces have also found their way into the hearts of people around the world past and present. In 1923, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his contributions to English and Irish literature. Along with Ezra Pound and T.S. Elliot, he is one of the most famous canonical Modernist poets: a genre of literature characterized by the use of free verse, concision, and a more musical sound to their writings (Surette)....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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Comparing Man's Downfall in Second Coming and The world is too much with us

- Man's Downfall in Second Coming and The world is too much with us      Although W.B. Yeats wrote roughly a century after the Era of Romanticism, his Romantic precursors influenced his writing greatly. One of his most famous poems, "The Second Coming," echoes both Blake's The Book of Urizen and Shelley's most ambitious poem Prometheus Unbound (Bloom 530). Despite less criticism on the relationship between Yeats's poems and the writing of another one of his Romantic predecessors, William Wordsworth, Wordsworth's reproach of greed and materialism in a waxing industrial society influences Yeats' poetic interpretation of the apocalypse....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Elizabeth Barrett-Browning and W.B. Yeats

- Elizabeth Barrett-Browning and W.B. Yeats   Elizabeth Barrett-Browning and W.B. Yeats, examined together in the same sitting are as different as the Victorian and Post-Modernist eras they emerged from, yet they were both independent thinkers of their time.          Browning, born in 1806 before Victorianism came into full play, was celebrated as a woman poet but also quite conformist to the Victorian movement in some regards.  Browning did make use of her family's money to "give herself an exceptional education"  (1858) and she thought outside of traditional lines in regards to gender roles for women as in her poem "Aurora Leigh".  In this poem, the narrator is a woman which i...   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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An Analysis of William Butler Yeats

- Change is Changelessness “An Analysis of William Butler Yeats” Life is full of change, it is the natural order of things, without change life would be at a standstill, without cause, just an empty world. Change is how new ideas arise, how things become better or worse, without it we wouldn’t be here on this earth. In opposition, there is also a world of changelessness, it is the only thing that remains constant in our lives, there is always change and that gives us the allusion of changelessness....   [tags: philosophy, changelessness]

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`` Leda And The Swan `` : The Great Famine Of The 1940 ' S

- Born in 1865 Yeats grew up in a country that was still recovering from the Great famine of the 1940 's. Yeats was born an Anglo-Irishman in Sandymount County Dublin, Ireland. His father was a descendant of Jervis Yeats who had been a famous painter who died in 1712. William Butler Yeats 's father married his wife while he was studying law but abandoned his studies to focus on art at Heatherley 's Art School in London. Susan Mary Pollexfen was from a wealthy family. After the marriage and birth of William Butler Yeats the family relocated to the Pollexfen home to stay with Susan 's extended family....   [tags: William Butler Yeats, Ireland]

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The Stolen Child By William Butler Yeats

- In The Stolen Child, William Butler Yeats illustrates the supernatural world he has created by describing the romantic and peaceful scenarios. In this faery world, every creature shares a harmonious environment. Yeats introduces the beauty of nature in first three stanzas, while he returns to the situations of the modern society in the last stanza. For instance, the mice spin around because they do not have any available food to feed themselves, and human beings are anxious while they are sleeping....   [tags: Metropolitana di Napoli, Madrid Metro]

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War and Modernism Poems During the Earky 1900's

- During the tumultuous early 1900s, many poems were written on the horrors both heard of and encountered first hand. Some poets, like William Butler Yeats, wrote about the horrors of rebellion they encountered; others, like Wilfred Owen, were part of the dreadful World War I and were urged by their memories to start writing (“Wilfred Owen”). Both were part of the modernist movement, of which Yeats is often regarded as one of the founders. Modernism was a movement that outstretched literature and poetry, yet provided a new amount of freedom for war poets, as it allowed them to express themselves in the modernist fashion of free forms and room for criticism on the modern world (Matterson)....   [tags: modernist movement,william, yeats, modernism]

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An Analysis of the Poetry of Yeats

- An Analysis of Down by the Salley Gardens One of Yeats' poems, Down by the Salley Gardens is a typical story of inexperienced youth in the realm of love. The final two lines hold the key to the theme of the poem: She bid me take life easy, as the grass grows on the weirs; But I was young and foolish, and now am full of tears. The poem is evidently about the relationship between the narrator and the woman with the "little snow-white feet• and the narrator's failure to be able to cope with that relationship....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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The Peak of Romanticism

- Love, lust, passion, and desire all of these put together can cause great explosion. Romanticism began in England about the year 1798. The poets of England started writing about nature, imagination, and idealism. Most poets wrote considering the changes occurring in England during the revolutionary era. During the period the writers became irritated of the changes and created imaginary things to write about; their motive was to try to capture the mind of the reader. Thanks to these poets people became well conscious of the natural surroundings around them....   [tags: EE Cummings, Yeats, Robert Frost]

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Thomas Sterns Eliot and William Butler Yeats' Poetry

- Thomas Sterns Eliot and William Butler Yeats' Poetry "The point of view which I am struggling to attack is perhaps related to the metaphysical theory of the substantial unity of the soul: for my meaning is, that the poet has, not a ‘personality' to express, but a particular medium, which is only a medium and not a personality, in which impressions and experiences combine in peculiar and unexpected ways." These exact lines were quoted from Thomas Sterns Eliot's (hereafter Eliot) essay "Tradition and the Individual Talent" which was first published in Egoist, December 1920....   [tags: Poem Poetry Common Theme]

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Death Is A Common Human Experience That We Can Not Escape

- Coming to terms with the death of a person important in your life, whether you knew him or her personally or not, can be extremely difficult. It is hard to put your feelings into words and adequately express the pain and darkness you are experiencing. On August 31, 1997, Princess Diana passed away, on June 29, 2009, Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, died - on these days the entire world for them. The world experienced the pain it is to lose someone in your life without even knowing these people personally....   [tags: Poetry, William Butler Yeats, W. H. Auden]

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A Tale Of Neglected Love

- A Tale of Neglected Love In the 1916 poem “No Second Troy,” William Butler Yeats addresses the topics of love and heartbreak through his allusions. The love spoken about is that of Maude Gonne, the Irish women whom Yeats, the speaker, was madly in love with all throughout his life. This poem was written after Yeats had proposed to Gonne multiple times (at least 4) and was continuously turned down by her (Dwyer). The poem has a rhyme scheme of ABABCDCDEFEF and at first look it seems as if it is a sonnet but there are only twelve lines to the poem....   [tags: John MacBride, William Butler Yeats, Maud Gonne]

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Disenchantment with the Modern Age in Yeats' No Second Troy

- Disenchantment with the Modern Age in Yeats' "No Second Troy"       "No Second Troy" expresses Yeats' most direct vision of Maud Gonne, the headstrong Irish nationalist he loved unrequitedly throughout his life. The poem deals with Yeats’ disenchantment with the modern age: blind to true beauty, unheroic, and unworthy of Maud Gonne's ancient nobility and heroism. The "ignorant men," without "courage equal to desire," personify Yeats’ assignment of blame for his failed attempts at obtaining Maud Gonne's love....   [tags: Yeats No Second Troy Essays]

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Yeats + Friends

- ‘No poet in our day has written more about his family and friends than Yeats, and no one has been more successful in enlarging them to heroic proportions.' INTRODUCTION I will begin this essay with a brief history of the life of William Butler Yeats in order to secure an understanding of the social and historical context from which he created his works. I will then go on to explain the broad development of Yeats's poetic form, style and technique showing in particular how his works can be separated into two separate periods providing a brief account of the influences in each period on his themes, context and subtexts....   [tags: William Butler Yeats Poetry Family Focus]

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William Butler Yeats’s Life and Achievements

- How can one’s life’s work turn into poetry. One can assume that poetry is only cause from despair. William Butler Yeats’s poetry says otherwise. Yeats uses the strength from his long and dedicated background into poetry. From the time spent as a young boy, seeing different religious views from his family motivated him to excel as a poet entering manhood. Being acknowledged as one of the best English-language poets of the 20th century, William Butler Yeats’s plays, notable poetry, and changes in art made him successful....   [tags: william yeats, poetry, literature]

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"The Second Coming" and the Death of God

- Death of God theology is a theological movement dating back to the radical theologians of the 1960s, like Thomas Altizer and William Hamilton, and continuing in a more diverse form in the work of individuals like Slavoj Žižek and John Caputo. The movement can be traced back to the works of G.W.F. Hegel, of whom Thomas Altizers says, "The Phenomenology of Spirit (1807) is the first philosophical enactment of the Death of God,” and thinkers like Nietzsche, Marx, Freud, Lacan, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, and Derrida and poets like William Blake, Dante, and Milton....   [tags: liberation theology, sphinx]

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The Second Coming Of Speed And Contact

- The Second Coming of Speed and Contact In the United States we have many great sports that get our attention on the television. Baseball, Basketball, and Football are some of the main sports we watch in America on a daily basis. These sports bring excitement and entertainment right into our living room. Out of all the sports we watch in the USA, football is the most popular sport of all. It brings the speed, hard hits, and amazing athletic plays we desire when we watch sports. Out of all the sports in America, football brings in the most money, and there is a reason, people want to see a fast paced, hard hitting, trash talking game....   [tags: United States, American football, Football]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Easter ' By William Butler Yeats

- The poem I have chosen to analysis and do a close reading on is Easter, 1916 by William Butler Yeats. The reason behind my choosing of this poem is due to my deep love of history. I think I chose this poem to look into because I am not very good at understanding poetry but I like the fact that I can understand what the poem is based off of and in return get more out of the poem and that William Yeats connects on a personal level with a piece of history. My close reading on this poem lead to making the argument that this poem lead to a change in the form of an occasional poem to a poem more about a part of his life by taking the historical event and making it personal and provide a deeper mea...   [tags: Poetry, Easter Rising, William Butler Yeats]

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Byj.b Ni Houlihan By W. B. Yeats And Lady Gregory And The Rising Of The Moon

- Cathleen Ni Houlihan by W. B. Yeats and Lady Gregory and The Rising of the Moon by Lady Gregory demonstrate the impending and never ceasing restlessness of the Irish people and the desire to rebel against British rule. In turn, the playwrights incorporate spirit or spirit-like characters that represent the oppression that the Irish experienced. By the end, the spirit has incited a character to help or follow them in the rebellion. Those who aid the cause of the rebellion are often not supported by anyone else but the spirit....   [tags: William Butler Yeats, Ireland]

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William Butler Yeats : A Poem About The Future

- The future holds things that are unknown to everybody. But then again we all work so hard to help create the future for one another. In the poem Sailing to Byzantium by William Butler Yeats, this a poem about the future. Along with his own personal options of life after death and what happens to one after death. William Butler Yeats lived in the years marked by unprecedented world wars, revolutions, technology innovations, and mass media explosion. Yeats got deep into his nation 's mythological past for insight....   [tags: Death, Life, William Butler Yeats, Ezra Pound]

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The Lake Isle Of Innesfree By William Bulter Yeats

- The poem “The Lake Isle of Innesfree” by William Bulter Yeats can be defined in so many ways. However, the theme of the poem is ‘I desire an ideal place where I will find peace and happiness.’ The theme of peace in nature is shown vividly throughout the poem. To describe this theme, Yeats uses rhyme, tone, imagery, alliteration and metaphor to illustrate his desire of leaving the dismal city and finding peace in nature. The rhyme scheme of “The Lake Isle of Innesfree” creates a sense of harmony....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme, Alliteration, William Butler Yeats]

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William Butler Yeats And The Sick Rose By William Shakespeare

- Poetry Foundation is a website with a diverse selection of poets and poems. The poem topics range from love to mythology and folklore. While the poet selection ranges from present day to the Victorian Age, I decided to read poems by poets that I have previously studied: William Butler Yeats, William Blake, and William Shakespeare. The poems are “Sonnet 130” by William Shakespeare, “To a Child Dancing Upon the Shore” by William Butler Yeats, and “The Sick Rose” by William Blake. I studied “The Sick Rose” and “Sonnet 130” last year in my high school English class, but have not read the other poem before....   [tags: Poetry, Iambic pentameter, William Butler Yeats]

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The Stolen Child by W.B. Yeats

- The Stolen Child by W.B. Yeats      “The Stolen Child”, a poem by W.B. Yeats, can be analyzed on several levels. The poem is about a group of faeries that lure a child away from his home “to the waters and the wild”(chorus). On a more primary level the reader can see connections made between the faery world and freedom as well as a societal return to innocence. On a deeper and second level the reader can infer Yeats’ desire to see a unified Ireland of simpler times. The poem uses vivid imagery to establish both levels and leaves room for open interpretation especially with the contradictory last stanza....   [tags: Stolen Child Poem Yeats Essays]

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Use of Symbols in Yeats's Work, A Vision

- Use of Symbols in Yeats's Work, A Vision In his 1901 essay "Magic", Yeats writes, "I cannot now think symbols less than the greatest of all powers whether they are used consciously by the masters of magic, or half unconsciously by their successors, the poet, the musician and the artist" (p. 28). Later, in his introduction to A Vision, he explains, "I put the Tower and the Winding Stair together into evidence to show that my poetry has gained in self possession and power. I owe this change to an incredible experience" (Vision p.8)....   [tags: Yeats Vision Essays]

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Ireland and Irish Nationalism in the Poetry of William Butler Yeats

- Ireland and Irish Nationalism in the Poetry of William Butler Yeats William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet, a dramatist, and a prose writer - one of the greatest English-language poets of the twentieth century. (Yeats 1) His early poetry and drama acquired ideas from Irish fable and arcane study. (Eiermann 1) Yeats used the themes of nationalism, freedom from oppression, social division, and unity when writing about his country. Yeats, an Irish nationalist, used the three poems, “To Ireland in the Coming Times,” “September 1913” and “Easter 1916” which revealed an expression of his feelings about the War of Irish Independence through theme, mood and figurative language....   [tags: William Butler Yeats]

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Dissatisfaction with Society Revealed in Yeats’ Stolen Child

- Dissatisfaction with Society Revealed in Yeats’ Stolen Child The Stolen Child,"a poem by W.B. Yeats, relates the story of a child who is lured away by fairies to a fantasy world illustrated through rich descriptions of nature and the freedom it offers. The plot of the poem becomes a metaphor for the return to innocence that the author feels is necessary in a society that is attempting to lead children away from the mysticism and innocence that characterize childhood, toward a more mundane reality as an adult....   [tags: Yeats Stolen Child Essays]

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W.B. Yeats' September 1913 and Easter 1916 Poem

- W.B. Yeats' September 1913 and Easter 1916 Poem Throughout many of his poems, W.B Yeats portrayed important aspects of Ireland’s history especially around the 1900’s when Ireland was fighting for independence. During this time, Ireland was going through an agonizing time of struggle. The Employers’ Federation decided to lock out their workers in order to break their resistance. By the end of September, 25,000 workers were said to have been affected....   [tags: Yeats Poem Poetry ]

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The Second Coming of Christ

- The Second Coming of Christ D&C 1:12 12 Prepare ye, prepare ye for that which is to come, for the Lord is nigh; D&C 34:6 6 To lift up your voice as with the sound of a trump, both long and loud, and cry repentance unto a crooked and perverse generation, preparing the way of the Lord for his second coming. D&C 34:7 7 For behold, verily, verily, I say unto you, the time is soon at hand that I shall come in a cloud with power and great glory. D&C 34:8 8 And it shall be a great day at the time of my coming, for all nations shall tremble....   [tags: Papers]

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W.B. Yeats: Nationalistic Reflection in His Poetry

- W.B. Yeats: Nationalistic Reflection in His Poetry William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet, dramatist, and prose writer who was one of most influential poets of the Twentieth century. His talents were celebrated by scholars and activists and, in 1923, Yeats received the Nobel Prize for literature. Through his poetry, Yeats confronted the reality that felt was Oppression and Heartship for himself and his Irish brethren. Armed only with a pen, parchment, and a dissident tongue, Yeats helped to ignite the Powderkeg that was Ireland in the early twentieth century....   [tags: Yeats Poet Biography Biographical Essays]

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Among The School Children by William Butler Yeats

- Among School Children by William Butler Yeats First Published 1927; collected in The Tower, 1928 Type of Poem Meditation The Poem William Butler Yeats' "'Among School Children' is written in eight eight-line stanzas that follow a precise rhyme scheme. Along with the straightforward title, stanza I establishes the immediate context of the action in deliberately prosaic language. The speaker is visiting a schoolroom, and "'a kind old nun,' his guide for the day or perhaps the classroom teacher, is answering his matter-of-fact questions in a rapid, matter-of-fact way....   [tags: Yeats School Children Poem Poetry]

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Coming of Age and Moving to Massachusetts

- Coming to age is not something that usually happens in one exact moment, it is a gradual experience. A person coming of age is very vital to how they develop their personal characteristics. The story of how I came to age isn’t a story I tell very often. Personally, I believe that what happens in the past should stay in the past. When I was nine years old, my parents, two siblings, and uncle decided that it was time for us to move from Missouri up to chilly Massachusetts. Both my uncle and father were construction workers....   [tags: Coming of Age, teenagers, Moving, ]

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My Family At The End Of My Second Grade Year

- At the end of my third grade year my parents decided to move my sister and I to North Carolina. A whole new environment different from the small town in Nebraska that we were used to. The day before my mom had told me that she needed to go back to Mexico for a couple of months because her mother was having some troubles and my dad would stay with her for a couple of weeks, then he would come back for us. For this reason my sister and I had to move with my uncle and consequently we lacked communication with my relatives....   [tags: Coming out, LGBT, Family]

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The Writer Who Was Irish By William Butler Yeats

- The Writer Who was Irish William Butler Yeats was an Irish writer whose work was simply influenced by the country of Ireland and it 's ancient legends. He was very involved in Ireland and had a connection to the country that not many had, which created a distinction between his work and others. Yeats was also involved in fighting for an Irish free-state, which is where he really got to show his Irish nationalism. Simply due to his Irish identity and involvement in Irish politics, William Butler Yeats ' work was shaped by his Irish environment and tradition....   [tags: William Butler Yeats, Ireland, Irish mythology]

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English As A Second Language

- Immigrants live complicated lives as they adapt to new communities and new language while coming to America. Language barrier has a major effect on the lives of our immigrants and those who are acquiring English as their second language. Language barrier is a barrier to communication resulting from speaking different languages. The immigration population in the United States is growing rapidly. For many immigrants English is not their first language. In America, English is the main spoken language....   [tags: Second language, Language]

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Coming of Age: We Are Shaped by Our Life Experiences

- Every experience we go through will, in some way or another, help each of us to develop understanding. Coming of age is a life-long journey, but there are major events or experiences you can go through that will play an important part in become an adult. As time goes by, we will all experience trials, blessings, heartache, joy, and love; each of these periods in our lives will have an extraordinary impact upon who we become. These escapades, will enable us to come of age. The importance of coming of age develops from the experiences that create memories, teach life skills, and inspire character....   [tags: Coming of Age]

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Notes On The Lake Isle Of Innisfree By William Butler Yeats

- Write Activity: A6.15 Lesson: Read 1. Kennedy notes that “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” is one of his favorite poems. What is your reaction to this poem. How does it make you feel. Explain. In the poem “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” by William Butler Yeats, the author paints a picture that convinces a person that living in the country is better than living in the city because in the city a person have to deal with so much noise, and there are so many buildings as well as the traffic on the roads, and you have no peace for the noise....   [tags: Ezra Pound, William Butler Yeats, Poetry]

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W.B. Yeats and History Essay

- Yeats in Time: The Poet's Place in History All things can tempt me from this craft of verse: One time it was a woman's face, or worse-- The seeming needs of my fool-driven land; Now nothing but comes readier to the hand Than this accustomed toil. In these lines from "All Things can Tempt Me" (40, 1-5), Yeats defines the limitations of the poet concerning his role in present time. These "temptations" (his love for the woman, Maude Gonne, and his desire to advance the Irish Cultural Nationalist movement) provide Yeats with the foundation upon which he identifies his own limitations....   [tags: Poetry Poet Yeats]

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Coming of Aage and Love in the Story Araby

- Love often times is one of the strongest motivators. Love can inspire acts of extreme bravery, crush one’s heart, and can even force a person to move on and grow up. In this novel, Araby is a bazaar that conveyed an ill-assorted blend of pseudo-Eastern romanticism and blatant commercialism. For one shilling, as the advertisement put it, one could visit "Araby in Dublin" and at the same time aid the Jervis Street Hospital (Stone). What does love have to do with a foreign bazaar. In the short story a young boy secretly falls in love with a girl and promises to bring her a gift from Araby....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Coming of Age]

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Yeats’ Sailing to Byzantium

- Yeats’ Sailing to Byzantium       In "The Circus Animals' Desertion," W. B. Yeats asserted that his images "[g]rew in pure mind" (630). But the golden bird of "Sailing to Byzantium" may make us feel that "pure mind," although compelling, is not sufficient explanation. Where did that singing bird come from. Yeats's creative eclecticism, blending the morning's conversation with philosophical abstractions, makes the notion of one and only one source for any image implausible: see Frank O'Connor's comments on the genesis of "Lapis Lazuli," for example (211-22)....   [tags: Yeats Sailing Essays]

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