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  • Last Section Of Audens Poem
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    An Analysis of In Memory of W.B. Yeats Friends often share stories or poems of loved one at their funeral. This helps to ease their pain and can also express accomplishments of the deceased. When W.B. Yeats passed away, one of his contemporaries, W.H. Auden, wrote a poem in memory of him. Audens poem entitled In Memory of W.B. Yeats, presents the life of Yeats from Audens perspective in three different sections. Using literary techniques such as diction, varied meter and rhyme, alliteration, and...
  • Confessional Poets Robert Lowell
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    THE CONFESSIONAL POSTMODERN POET With World War II finally over and a chapter in history written, the next chapter is about to begin. The twentieth century brings with it a new literary movement called postmodern, where poetry is 'breaking from modernism' and taking on a whole new style Within postmodern poetry emerge confessional poets whom remove the mask that has masked poetry from previous generations and their writings become autobiographical in nature detailing their life's most intense pe...
  • Love Of Yeats Life
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    Born in Dublin in the year 1865, William Butler Yeats would go on to become universally recognized by his peers as the greatest poet of this century writing in the English language. This recognition would come as early as 1828, a decade before his death with the publication of arguably his finest volume, The Tower (Fraser, 207). The son of one time attorney and later well known painter John Butler Yeats, W.B. Yeats was of partially Cornish and Gaelic decent, born near Dublin and raised between b...
  • Yeats Writing
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    William Butler Yeats is best known for his large contribution to the Irish Literary Renaissance of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. However, his writing alone would have been unique enough to start a literary renaissance even if he had not been joined by fellow authors Lady Gregory, J.M. Synge, Edwin Ellis, and many others. Yeats began writing because he was inspired by the culture and history of Ireland. As a child, Yeats moved often and later in life, he travelled constantly ...
  • Irish Poetry Since Yeats
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    Irish Poetic Modernisms: A Reappraisal Alex Davis University College Cork First published in Critical Survey 8: 2 (1996) p 186-197. This text has not been re-edited for this hypertext version. The current revision of our understanding of European and American modernism has implications for the study of Irish literature from the revival through the early years of the Free State. The undermining of New Criticism's narrow conception of the modernist text as a 'well-wrought urn' or manifestation of ...

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