History Creator / WilliamButlerYeats

27th Dec '16 8:24:28 AM livestockgeorge
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* BrokenBird: He laments that this happened to two Irish revolutionaries and suffragettes that he knew in his youth, in "In Memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Con Markevicz." Despite its title, it was written while both were alive, as Yeats is mourning their youthful spirit and their decision to pursue revolutionary politics (which, suffice it to say, Yeats did not think highly of.) The poem ends with Yeats [[MindScrew threatening to burn down ''time'' itself]] for doing this to them, saying that "the innocent and beautiful/have no enemy but time.

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* BrokenBird: He laments that this happened to two Irish revolutionaries and suffragettes that he knew in his youth, in "In Memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Con Markevicz." Despite its title, it One was written while both were alive, as Yeats is mourning their youthful spirit sentenced to death (commuted to prison time) for taking part in a revolt, and their decision to pursue revolutionary politics (which, suffice it to say, Yeats did not think highly of.) the other one lived out a sad life pursuing radical politics. The poem ends with Yeats lighting a match and [[MindScrew threatening to burn down ''time'' down]] ''[[MindScrew time]]'' [[MindScrew itself]] for doing this to them, saying that "the innocent and beautiful/have no enemy but time."
27th Dec '16 8:21:19 AM livestockgeorge
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* BrokenBird: He laments that this happened to two Irish revolutionaries and suffragettes that he knew in his youth, in "In Memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Con Markevicz." Despite its title, it was written while both were alive, as Yeats is mourning their youthful spirit and their decision to pursue revolutionary politics (which, suffice it to say, Yeats did not think highly of.) The poem ends with Yeats [[MindScrew threatening to burn down ''time'' itself]] for doing this to them, saying that "the innocent and beautiful/have no enemy but time.]]

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* BrokenBird: He laments that this happened to two Irish revolutionaries and suffragettes that he knew in his youth, in "In Memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Con Markevicz." Despite its title, it was written while both were alive, as Yeats is mourning their youthful spirit and their decision to pursue revolutionary politics (which, suffice it to say, Yeats did not think highly of.) The poem ends with Yeats [[MindScrew threatening to burn down ''time'' itself]] for doing this to them, saying that "the innocent and beautiful/have no enemy but time.]]
27th Dec '16 8:20:50 AM livestockgeorge
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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: What he strives to do in ''Sailing to Byzantium'', a metaphor for achieving poetic immortality. He describes himself leaving his "dying animal" body behind with the help of Byzantine "holy sages" and making himself a body of pure artifice in the form of a gold and enamel bird.



* BrokenBird: He laments that this happened to two Irish revolutionaries and suffragettes that he knew in his youth, in "In Memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Con Markevicz." Despite its title, it was written while both were alive, as Yeats is mourning their youthful spirit and their decision to pursue revolutionary politics (which, suffice it to say, Yeats did not think highly of.) The poem ends with Yeats [[MindScrew threatening to burn down ''time'' itself]] for doing this to them, saying that "the innocent and beautiful/have no enemy but time.]]



* HeAlsoDid: Epic poetry. ''The Wanderings of Oisin'' is one of his early works, a short epic (or ''epyllion'') about the legendary Irish hero Oisin, also known as "Ossian." It was unpopular in its time for being too classical in form and setting, and it has lapsed into obscurity. Most people familiar with his later works have never heard of it.

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* HeAlsoDid: Epic poetry. ''The Wanderings of Oisin'' is one of his early works, a short epic (or ''epyllion'') about the legendary Irish hero Oisin, also known as "Ossian." "Ossian," who travels with an immortal named Niamh to the LandOfFaerie. It was unpopular in its time for being too classical in form and setting, setting (as well as occasionally clumsy on a poetic level), and it has lapsed into obscurity. Most people casually familiar with his later works have never heard of it.



* TakeThat: "September 1913" is one to the Catholic merchant middle classes.

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* TakeThat: "September 1913" is one to the Catholic merchant middle classes. ''On Being Asked to Write a War Poem" is a short, somewhat gentler one to people who want him to be more topical.
13th Dec '16 10:36:23 AM livestockgeorge
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* HeAlsoDid: Epic poetry. ''The Wanderings of Oisin'' is one of his early works, a short epic (or ''epyllion'') about the legendary Irish hero Oisin, also known as "Ossian." It was unpopular in its time for being too classical in form and setting, and it has lapsed into obscurity. Most people familiar with his later works have never heard of it.
20th Jun '16 1:47:24 AM PaulA
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* TheFairFolk: He seems to have really believed in them which makes sense as he was both a Celtophile and an occultist.



* TheOneThatGotAway: Maud Gonne. He proposed to her several times, including a week after her husband's funeral.
20th Jun '16 1:46:36 AM PaulA
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!!Tropes featured in his works

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!!Works by Yeats with their own pages:

* "Literature/TheSecondComing"

!!Tropes featured in his works
other works:
8th Jan '16 9:41:20 AM ProfessorGrimm
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He was also one of the founders of Dublin's famous Abbey Theatre, and actually shamed a mob who rioted at the premiere of Sean O'Casey's ''Theatre/ThePloughAndTheStars'' there.
12th Sep '15 11:49:46 PM nombretomado
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William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was an [[{{Oireland}} Irish]] poet, {{Nobel Prize|in Literature}} winner and well-known/[[SmallReferencePools often-cited]] literary figure. He was inspired by [[Myth/IrishMythology Irish myth and folklore]] as well as the writings of Creator/WilliamBlake.

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William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was an [[{{Oireland}} Irish]] poet, {{Nobel UsefulNotes/{{Nobel Prize|in Literature}} winner and well-known/[[SmallReferencePools often-cited]] literary figure. He was inspired by [[Myth/IrishMythology Irish myth and folklore]] as well as the writings of Creator/WilliamBlake.
11th May '15 4:29:57 AM SeptimusHeap
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This guy is responsible for a lot of the StockQuotes floating around in pop culture. His poem "TheSecondComing" is the source of many {{Literary Allusion Title}}s and is his most famous and most referenced work[[note]]outside Ireland that is; ''in'' Ireland "Sailing to Byzantium" and "September 1913" are probably better known; "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" was voted the nation's favourite poem in an Irish Times poll.[[/note]]. If you hear a FauxlosophicNarration, read a snippet of poetry preceding a bunch of prose or even see a character trying to sound deep and meaningful, there is a reasonably good chance that William Butler Yeats is being quoted.

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This guy is responsible for a lot of the StockQuotes floating around in pop culture. His poem "TheSecondComing" "Literature/TheSecondComing" is the source of many {{Literary Allusion Title}}s and is his most famous and most referenced work[[note]]outside Ireland that is; ''in'' Ireland "Sailing to Byzantium" and "September 1913" are probably better known; "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" was voted the nation's favourite poem in an Irish Times poll.[[/note]]. If you hear a FauxlosophicNarration, read a snippet of poetry preceding a bunch of prose or even see a character trying to sound deep and meaningful, there is a reasonably good chance that William Butler Yeats is being quoted.
3rd May '15 5:57:25 PM nombretomado
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William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was an [[{{Oireland}} Irish]] poet, {{Nobel Prize|in Literature}} winner and well-known/[[SmallReferencePools often-cited]] literary figure. He was inspired by [[IrishMythology Irish myth and folklore]] as well as the writings of Creator/WilliamBlake.

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William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was an [[{{Oireland}} Irish]] poet, {{Nobel Prize|in Literature}} winner and well-known/[[SmallReferencePools often-cited]] literary figure. He was inspired by [[IrishMythology [[Myth/IrishMythology Irish myth and folklore]] as well as the writings of Creator/WilliamBlake.
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