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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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I say 'postmodern' and not Internet-age or whatever else, because I'm specifically referring to the spirit of a Yeatsian the-center-cannot-hold kind of postmodernism in the 2010's merch aesthetic.
These Yeatsian lines are based on a well-designed arrangement of symbols and their contrasts, and elaborate shifts of perspectives such as Yeats clarified as the "Divine Essence" (Essays and Introductions 149) beneath the pairs of symbols.
At others, Longley's verse ac quires a Yeatsian elegiac tone as he follows the sea birds and rugged landscape of Carrigskeewaun, remembering past loves and friends who, like the sea birds, have stretched their wings to the skies and departed.
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).
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.