William butler yeats 1865-1939 william butler yeats is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century he belonged to the protestant, anglo-irish minority that had controlled the economic, political, social, and cultural. One's relation to yeats, however, does not fit into this scheme when i was a young man at the university, in america, just beginning to write verse, yeats was already a considerable figure in the world of poetry, and his early period was well defined.
Both william butler yeats' second coming and ts eliot's journey of the magi present a renewal process, but each one focuses on different goals and subjects eliot on a particular person's transformation, whereas yeats predicts a renovation of the entire world as a result of an escalation of chaos. Ts eliot's slim book about moral and immoral fiction may surprise anyone who first comes upon a copy after strange gods: a primer of modern heresy consists of three lectures delivered at the university of virginia in 1933. Yeats's most sustained comments on eliot's poetry are in his introduction to the oxford book of modern verse (1936) and a bbc talk on modern poetry which he gave in the same year on both occasions he referred to eliot as a satirist, indeed as a mere satirist. W b yeats and t s eliot being poets, how greater limitations therefore they express problems of women through using symbols because their heavy philosophical ideas are most often is very obscure and their ideas rooted in.
Ol' ts was a piece of work he was your classic modernist overachiever—doing multi-duty as a poet, essayist, playwright, and critic he was indisputably a genius he was also a jerk ts eliot sets up hoops and asks you, the ever-patient reader, to jump through them some people are reduced to. An essay is presented on the relations among poets w b yeats, ezra pound, and t s eliot with regard to their works and life qualities the author emphasizes that the qualities of yeats' verse can be defined as mere faintnesses and attenuations. Wb yeats and ts eliot dominated the first half of the 20th century in wb yeats two generations of poetry met he wrote his earlier poems under the influence of the romanticists, like spenser, shelley, rossetti and particularly of the late victorian romantic escapists.
Short essay on wb yeats and ts eliot' poetry: main similarities and differences seemingly, wb yeats and ts eliot's lives have quite a lot in common: both authors were born in the second half of the 19th century and reached to be very outstanding figures of 20th century english poetry in fact, both of them were awarded the nobel. Briefly, because this is a big topic, the poetic styles of modernist poets t s eliot, dylan thomas, philip larkin, and h w auden compared as follows. Wyndham lewis, djuna barnes, wb yeats, james joyce sample verse this here rap's about the true confession if u listen close you're about to learn a lesson u must know failure before success now. - comparing t s eliot's the wasteland and william butler yeats' the second coming world war one fundamentally changed europeans perspective on man before the war they believed that man was innately good, after it people were disenchanted with this vision of man. Wb yeats' poem the second coming, like ts eliot's the waste land, seems a stark warning not only about the horrors that were to come in the last century, but the horrors we face in the first years of the present century.
Through the use of tone, visual imagery, and religious images, wb yeats and ts eliot paint a verbal portrait of life that is both desolate and apocalyptic both poets use apocalyptic images to express tone. In this paper, i examine yeats' the second coming and eliot's the hollow men as examples of completely different visions of the near future, demonstrating the need for a more adequate definition of the term apocalyptic poetry. Comparing t s eliot's the wasteland and william butler yeats' the second coming world war one fundamentally changed europeans perspective on man before the war they believed that man was innately good, after it people were disenchanted with this vision of man. Modernism in literature wb yeats, ts eliot kees ijzerman january 2014 2 background at the end of the 19th century and the start of the 20th, people started to feel increasingly unsettled. Yeats is remembering isle of innisfree and the quiet beauty of the place the structure of the poem is very odd since it has breaks or caesuras in the middle of the lines as well as stops at the end of the lines.
- ts eliot's the wasteland in ts eliot's most famous poem the wasteland, a bleak picture of post-war london civilization is illuminated the inhabitants of eliot's wasteland are living in a morally bankrupt and spiritually lost society. Ts eliot 1888-1965 language, especially the language of poetry, is a different matter poetry, it might seem, separates peoples instead of uniting them but on the other hand we must remember, that while language constitutes a barrier, poetry itself gives us a reason for trying to overcome the barrier. While wb yeats' occultism has long been acknowledged, surette is the first to show that ezra pound's early intimacy with yeats was based largely on a shared interest in the occult, and that pound's the cantos is a deeply occult work.
In ts eliot's portrait of a lady and the love song of j alfred prufrock, themes of insecurity, masculinity, propriety and theatricality are addressed similarly, wb yeats also draws upon these themes in his poem he wishes for the cloths of heaven. Teach you how to read w b yeats, t s eliot, and w h auden what you do with what you learn is up to you, but i hope you will use it for worthwhile and enjoyable purposes. Some critics claim that yeats spanned the transition from the nineteenth century into twentieth-century modernism in poetry much as pablo picasso did in painting while others question whether late yeats has much in common with modernists of the ezra pound and t s eliot variety.