Eliminato 201 punti

Yeats

• Born in Dublin in 1865
• The main themes of his works are: Ireland, spiritualism and love
• the poet is looking for values less transient than those of the society in which he lives
• He is Irish as Joyce
• Yeats through spiritualism tries to create a new universe
• In 1899 he met Maude Gonne her influence the policy of Yeats
• To spread the patriotic theme founds the Irish Theatrical Society
• in 1917 he married Georgie Hyde-Lees
• between 1922 and 1928 is a senator in parliament in Dublin
• In 1923 he received the Nobel Prize for Literature
• is the leader of the Celtic revival with myths, folklore, legends of Ireland
• It was influenced by Symbolism

Easter 1916
• Composed of four stanzas
• It reflects the style of a ballad
• There are many assonances
• At the end of the stanza we are always the refrain

• Begins the description of Dublin like a theatre (Comedy of Errors)
• In "Easter 1916," Yeats asserts that Ireland and its people have been "changed utterly"(79).
• Yeats memorializes the individuals who sacrificed their lives in the Easter Rebellion as a tribute their ability to transform themselves and the history of Ireland.
• In "Easter 1916," Yeats suggests that Ireland had to affirm its independence and national identity through rebellion and the passionate pursuit of change.
• in the first stanza speaks in the first person and describes how he lived revolt and it distanced from what happened
• in the second stanza presents the people of the revolt
• The use of "stone" in lines 43 and 56 is symbolic to the poem. A stone represents an inanimate object that stays the same. It uses the image of nature to say that change is inevitable.
• Last stanza compares Ireland to a child running because he thinks that the Irish are fanatics. He wonders if this was necessary, maybe it's just an excess of love for their country. It makes a number of questions because he does not understand the reason for the revolt and again mentions the characters but not because the woman was not executed.

Hai bisogno di aiuto in 1800 e 1900?
Trova il tuo insegnante su Skuola.net | Ripetizioni
Registrati via email