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  • Comparing Mood and Atmosphere of The Pity of Love, Broken Dreams, and The Fisherman

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    womanhood, And with the fervour of my youthful eyes, Has set me muttering like a fool. It is as if Yeats has finally accepted Gonne's rejection and is no longer tormented by it. He is much more at peace writing Broken Dreams than with his other Maud Gonne poems. Whilst he still finds his life understandably sad, he no longer expects her to change her mind and, accordingly, he does not write a depressingly bitter poem.

  • Conflicting Themes in The Poetry of W. B. Yeats

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    transcendence of the swans in “Wild Swans at Coole”. Yeats wrote this poem in October 1916 after his latest rejection by Maud Gonne, following the death of her husband, John MacBride, in the Easter Rebellion. Yeats therefore reflects on the inertia of his own life, while regathering himself at Lady Gregory’s Coole Park estate. While revolving around the idea that sexual fulfilment with Maud has been lost. Yeats retains the last of his romantic preoccupations in perceiving a spiritual element through the

  • Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop by W.B. Yeats: Themes and Symbolism

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    Essay - Yeats Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop: Themes and Symbolism W.B. Yeats had a very interesting personal life. He chased after Maud Gonne, only to be rejected four times. Then, when she was widowed, he proposed to her only out of a sense of duty, and was rejected again. He then proposed to her daughter, who was less than half his age. She also rejected his proposal. Soon after, he proposed to Georgie Hyde Lees, another girl half his age. She accepted, and they had a successful marriage,

  • The Truth of Love Revealed in Adam’s Curse

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    Curse” is a poem by William Butler Yeats that was written at a time when his first true love, Maud Gonne, had married Major John MacBride.  This may have caused Yeats much pain and Yeats may have felt as cursed as Adam felt when God had punished man from the Garden of Eden.  This poem, in fact, symbolizes his pain and loss of love that he once had and is a recollection of his memories during happier times with Maud. In the beginning of the poem  “We sat together at one summer’s end/ That Beautiful mild

  • Sailing to Byzantium”: William Butler Yeats

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    The enigmatic man, who is William Butler Yeats, has a life full of intense emotion and feeling that causes his experiences to be quite radical to say the least. His early childhood, interest in occults, and many encounters with questionable women truly shaped his lifetime of poetry in many ways. As well his poem “Sailing to Byzantium” had many complex themes, a central theme of time, and gave interesting views on art and experience. There were people of the poetry world that analyzed William Butler

  • Among The School Children by William Butler Yeats

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    the reader is told of a '"'childish day'"' but also of '"'youthful sympathy.'"' Nevertheless, the young female is generally identified as Maud Gonne, with whom the poet first became acquainted and fell in love when she was in her late teens and he was in his twenties. The reverie ends, but his eyes light upon one of the children, who looks amazingly like Maud when she was that age: '"'She stands before me as a living child.'"' Seeing her as she looked then reminds him of what she looks like now

  • William Butler Yeats

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    William Butler Yeats. William Butler Yeats was the major figure in the cultural revolution which developed from the strong nationalistic movement at the end of the 19th century. He dominated the writings of a generation. He established forms and themes which came to be considered as the norms for writers of his generation. Yeats was a confessional poet - that is to say, that he wrote his poetry directly from his own experiences. He was an idealist, with a purpose. This was to create Art for his

  • William Butler Yeats’s Life and Achievements

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    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

  • Dads for the win

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    “A Prayer for my Daughter” by William Butler Yeats is an emotional poem written by a father to daughter. Yeats derived inspiration for writing the poem from his failure to successfully propose to Maud Gonne in 1916. He took advantage of his motional construct to compose a poem that would highlight his feelings and misfortunes in life. Yeats uses the poem as a medium to communicate his views on the Anglo-Irish War, sexuality, and modernist poetry. Yeats is probably among the first men to come up with

  • W. B. Yeats, George Hyde-Lees, and the Automatic Script

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    W. B. Yeats, George Hyde-Lees, and the Automatic Script In his biography of Yeats, Richard Ellmann remarks that "Had Yeats died instead of marrying in 1917, he would have been remembered as a remarkable minor poet who achieved a diction more powerful than that of his contemporaries but who, except in a handful of poems, did not have much to say with it" (Ellmann 223). Yet with his marriage to Georgie Hyde-Lees on October 21st, 1917, a vast frontier of possibility opened before Yeats, and through