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 (yāts), William Butler 1865-1939.
Irish writer. A founder of the Irish National Theatre Company at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, he wrote many short plays, including The Countess Kathleen (1892). His poetry, published in collections such as The Winding Stair (1929), ranges from early love lyrics to the complex symbolist works of his later years. He won the 1923 Nobel Prize for literature.

Yeats′i·an adj.
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Adj.1.Yeatsian - in the manner of William Butler Yeats
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Rather than celebrating the Yeatsian cloak of dreams, he carefully stages encounters with reality that tear its fragile fabric, inviting the audience to consider the precarious lives and bodies that it covers.
Most critics refer to the three swans as Yeatsian symbols, and many note their return westward as a return to Ireland--where Stella, while visiting Mount Morris, also saw three swans (Heat 186).
From his first produced play, a brave first effort taken on by the Ulster Group Theatre in 1960, to his final dramas at the Abbey, Gate, and elsewhere over fifty years later, Friel wrote about his homeland with one foot in the realist tradition and one in a Yeatsian desire for transcendence, diluted with a Chekovian sense of irony.
Therefore, as if at the sight of a world coming unhinged, of the Yeatsian specter of the center not holding, Doctor Co chose to go back to the old verities established by classical philosophy: Occidental, Oriental and even Catholic.
Yeats's "Easter 1916" through an interpretative lens of Yeatsian temporality and discusses how Yeats employs a poetics of temporality in writing history into his own times.
Eccentric that I am, my Yeatsian reflection was sparked by a single word, one that I had never encountered.
A remote, pre-industrial country, surrounded by fields, cliffs, the sea and bogs, alludes to the Yeatsian myth of the West as an epitome of Irishness; whereas an old Victorian house refers to the trope of the Big House with the Anglo-Irish ascendancy suffering from the consequences of self-imposed isolationism.
5) The Yeatsian occasional poem is, in fact, a fusion of these two modes: the Jonsonian verse epistle and the Coleridgean conversation poem.
Boeninger, Stephanie Pocock "The Matching Swans": Yeatsian Mythology In Louise Gluck's Descending Figure.
Bridgwater's comparison was more interesting to this reviewer for the isolation of folk motifs in Tolkien's poem (not detailed in this review) than for the Yeatsian comparison.
Brinkmeyer calls her "sacramental vision," is an antidote for the Yeatsian slouching toward apocalypse.
Thus, the Yeatsian paradox "death-in-life and life-in-death" (Yeats 211) assumes a new layer of meaning in "The Thousand and Second Night".