"Easter 1916" and Other Poems

by William Butler Yeats


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"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: 9780486297712
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 07/11/1997
Series: Dover Thrift Editions Series
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 835,355
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
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
Her Praise
The People
His Phoenix
A Thought from Propertius
Broken Dreams
A Deep-Sworn Vow
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
Alphabetical List of Titles and First Lines

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