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Poetry Guide: William Butler Yeats



By Raja Sharma



Copyright@2012 Raja Sharma



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Preface



William Butler Yeats is regarded as one of the major 20th Century English language poets. His poetry has ensconced him at a place where many of his contemporaries failed to reach.



His symbolic poetry distinguishes W. B. Yeats. He continued to use his highly allusive imagery and symbolic structures in almost all his poems, all through his writing career.



Another significant aspect of his writing was the diction he used. His selection of words was so precise that besides being meaningful, they suggest other abstract thoughts which do happen to be more significant and resonant. Due to his allusive use of symbols and emphatic diction, his poems gain timeless qualities.

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