Monday, January 25, 2021

In case you wondered …

… Yeats Now: How WB’s poetry still echoes in our lives. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)
Yeats’s great gift, and one which poets are still learning from, would seem to be his ability, acquired “labouring in ecstasy”, to achieve maximum intensity with minimal means, using simple nouns and verbs as well as basic metres, turbocharging rhetoric to make some of the most memorable – and most-often quoted – lines in the English language.

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