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Almost all commentators on the work of W. B. Yeats (1865-1939) are agreed that the Irish poet was a meticulous craftsman. Yeats subjected each of his poems to careful revision throughout his life. As a mature poet he sought and achieved a casual syntax and subtle rhythm for his verse, and invested each stanza with a unifying form. While each poem may be perceived as a complete and finished piece of art, Yeats so revised and arranged them that his Complete Poems_also has the unity of a work of art. Furthermore, his writings in other genre, Yeats's Autobiography in particular, received much of this same careful attention.

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Honors Thesis-Campus Only