"Easter 1916" and Other Poems

by William Butler Yeats

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Overview

"A terrible beauty is born," observed the greatest modern Irish poet after his country's 1916 Easter Rebellion against the British. This streak of proud nationalism, interwoven with elements of Celtic lore and mysticism, and infused with a hard-earned wisdom, makes Yeats's works resonate to this day. His career spanned five decades, earning him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923, and he is widely regarded as the finest English-language poet of the twentieth century.
This volume contains a rich selection of poems from Yeat's mature work, including all the poems from The Wild Swans at Coole (1919) and Michael Robartes and the Dancer (1921). These memorable verses, embodying subtlety and objectivity in language of stark beauty and simplicity, offer a cross-section of Yeat's multifaceted poetic production.
In addition to the famous title poem, the works collected here include the oft-quoted "The Second Coming" as well as "An Irish Airman Foresees His Death," "The Wild Swans at Coole," "In Memory of Major Robert Gregory," "Under the Round Tower," "Michael Robartes and the Dancer," "The Rose Tree," "A Prayer for My Daughter," "A Meditation in Time of War," and many more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486114224
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 03/20/2012
Series: Dover Thrift Editions
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 963,747
File size: 775 KB
Age Range: 14 Years

Table of Contents

"From The Wild Swans at Coole, 1919"
  The Wild Swans at Coole
  In Memory of Major Robert Gregory
  An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
  Men Improve with the Years
  The Collar-Bone of a Hare
  Under the Round Tower
  Solomon to Sheba
  The Living Beauty
  A Song
  To a Young Beauty
  To a Young Girl
  The Scholars
  Tom O'Roughley
  Shepherd and Goatherd
  Lines Written in Dejection
  The Dawn
  On Woman
  The Fisherman
  The Hawk
  Memory
  Her Praise
  The People
  His Phoenix
  A Thought from Propertius
  Broken Dreams
  A Deep-Sworn Vow
  Presences
  The Balloon of the Mind
  To a Squirrel at Kyle-Na-Gno
  On Being Asked for a War Poem
  In Memory of Alfred Pollexfen
  Upon a Dying Lady
  Ego Dominus Tuus
  A Prayer on Going into My House
  The Phases of the Moon
  The Cat and the Moon
  The Saint and the Hunchback
  Two Songs of a Fool
  Another Song of a Fool
  The Double Vision of Michael Robartes
"From Michael Robartes and the Dancer, 1921"
  Michael Robartes and the Dancer
  Solomon and the Witch
  An Image from a Past Life
  Under Saturn
  Easter 1916
  Sixteen Dead Men
  The Rose Tree
  On a Political Prisoner
  The Leaders of the Crowd
  Towards Break of Day
  Demon and Beast
  The Second Coming
  A Prayer for My Daughter
  A Meditation in Time of War
  To Be Carved on a Stone at Thoor Ballylee
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