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  1. Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. This poem is in the public domain. William Butler Yeats, widely considered one of the greatest ...

  2. William Butler Yeats is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets of the 20th 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 17th century....

  3. Sep 03, 2022 · William Butler Yeats, (born June 13, 1865, Sandymount, Dublin, Ireland—died January 28, 1939, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France), Irish poet, dramatist, and prose writer, one of the greatest English-language poets of 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 ...

  4. Poetic Techniques in In Memory of W.B. Yeats Auden makes use of several poetic techniques in ‘In Memory of W.B. Yeats’. These include enjambment, allusion, and alliteration. An allusion is an expression that’s meant to call something specific to mind without directly stating it.

  5. And hid his face amid a crowd of stars. This poem is in the public domain. William Butler Yeats, widely considered one of the greatest poets of the English language, received the 1923 Nobel Prize for Literature. His work was greatly influenced by the heritage and politics of Ireland ...

  6. Have students read the opening paragraphs of Mlinko’s poem guide. For Mlinko, and many Yeats scholars, “Easter, 1916” is a turning point in Yeats’s work, as he engages with “the Modernist rather than the idyllic Ireland.” Talk about the lifespan of Yeats: what changes were happening in the world between 1865-1939?

  7. William Butler Yeats, Choix de poèmes (bilingue) - Choix, présentation et traduction de l'anglais par Claude-Raphaël Samama, Editions Petra, 2018; William Butler Yeats, Ainsi parlait W. B. Yeats, dits et maximes de vie choisis et traduits par Marie-France de Palacio, bilingue, éditions Arfuyen, 2021. Postérité

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