William Butler Yeats Writing Styles in The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats

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The author is one of the greatest poets of the past two hundred years. He passed away in 1939. Born in the 1850s, he is an example of an Irish man who's life spreads across two centuries. Readers of today, many of whom are living across not simply centuries, but even millenia will appreciate this. He is a Pulitzer Prize winner. He represents the industrialized man, the British and the modern English artisan. During his life, the Irish were subjected to the British, and the native language and culture were actively suppressed by the English. At the same time, the Irish being part of the main islands of Britain, they were granted high status with respect to the British Empire on the whole. More than a colony if still somehow treated as 'less than' the English, Ireland and the Irish held a special place.

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