Yeats's Poetry As A Reflection Of His Life

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Personally, I would have to strongly disagree with this statement as I find his poems interesting and comprehendible. Right from the onset, Yeats became one of my favourite poets as I admire his unique style and impressive language skills. I believe that his poems are a reflection of his own life... An interesting and influential one that faced rejection from Maude Gonne, creating the Abbey theatre in Dublin and winning the Nobel Prize for literature in 1923. I feel that he captures a calm atmosphere in his nature poems using onomatopoeia and with a unique style which draws me in as a reader. Yeats also portrays a powerful message in his political poems and conveys his thoughts and emotions when he utilises clever similes coupled with alliteration or assonance. The poems that I have studied are "The Lake Isle of Innisfree", The Wild Swans at Coole", "An Irish Airman Foresees His Death", "September 1913" and "Sailing to Byzantium" "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" is one of my favourite poems as Yeats exceptionally portrays his poetic ability and style throughout. He uses repetition which creates emphasis on what he is trying to convey. This is evident when he opens with the line "I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree". Yeats flaunts his poetic skills once more through a rhyming pattern at the end of every second line. "made...glade", "slow...glow" etc. Also, I feel that Yeats depicts the core theme of the poem through vibrant imagery. "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" is

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