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"Emblems of Adversity": W.B. Yeats's Poetics of Violence and Contemporary Northern Irish Poetry

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W. B. Yeats’s poetry presents an interconnected world where desire is the progenitor of both violence and artistic expression. His poetry explores the interaction of art and violence. Poets from the North of Ireland such as Seamus Heaney and Nick Laird represent the dual legacy of W. B. Yeats’s poetics in a society where violence has been the norm. Yeats’s legacy influences both Heaney’s poetry that attempts to mitigate violence with art, and Laird’s poetry that attempts to expose violence with art. Reading W. B. Yeats’s poetry through the lens of the poets that follow him allows an exploration of alternative strategies for viewing and reacting to violence.
subject
Literature
Irish poetry
Yeats, W. B.
Heaney, Seamus
contributor
Sperry, Amanda (author)
Holdridge, Jefferson (committee chair)
Hans, James (committee member)
Wilson, Eric (committee member)
date
2009-04-22T19:55:00Z (accessioned)
2010-06-18T18:58:53Z (accessioned)
2009-04-22T19:55:00Z (available)
2010-06-18T18:58:53Z (available)
2009-04-22T19:55:00Z (issued)
degree
English (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/14804 (uri)
language
en_US (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
rights
Release the entire work for access only to the Wake Forest University system for one year from the date below. After one year, release the entire work for access worldwide. (accessRights)
title
"Emblems of Adversity": W.B. Yeats's Poetics of Violence and Contemporary Northern Irish Poetry
type
Thesis

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