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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.
VanderMeulen, Joseph, ""Genius," F.W. Myers, and "The Autobiography of William Butler Yeats:" An Interpretation" (1976). Honors Theses. 1075.
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