W.B Yeats- Poets and Their Value

English Speech- W.B Yeats- ‘Poets and their Value’

William Butler Yeats is a famous Irish poet who wrote during the 20th century. Yeats’s poetry conveys a variety of valid symbols, themes and ideas about his encounter with nature and humanity with reference to his own personal experiences and context. Although Yeats’s poems all express his obscure and abstract perspectives on life, emphasized by the strong use of symbolic writing techniques, the basic religious, political and philosophical ideas that he has created are universal, remaining effective within a contemporary context and therefore are very valid and important texts to study for the HSC course. Within reference to two of Yeats’s poems, ‘The Wild Swans at Coole’ and ‘An Irish Airman foresees his Death’ I hope I can persuade you to realize the relevance of Yeats’s work.

I believe Yeats’s poem ‘The Wild Swans at Coole’ has been an obvious demonstration of contemporary issues and values, and has been supported by a variety of techniques and symbols.

I have composed an informed dominant reading of ‘The Wild Swans at Coole’, in the view of Yeats’s relationship with nature and his embrace of the simplistic beauty of the Irish landscape in particular reference to swans, symbolizing a sense of freedom and beauty.
I have interpreted the dominant symbol of the Swan to depict Yeats’s idealized romantic view of nature and females. This is supported by the constant sense of admiration conveyed through positive word choice. Words such as brilliant, lover, passion, mysterious, beautiful and delight have been used to depict Yeats love for these enigmatic creatures. This symbol is a familiar generalization, which means the poem has maintained effectiveness.
‘The woodland paths are dry. Under the October twilight, the water mirrors a still sky’ is a line used to initially describe the peaceful serenity of Coole Park in Stanza 1.
The rhyme produced in these lines has been very effective in sculpting the flow...