Tag Archives: W.B. Yeats

“Cemetry Gates,” by The Smiths

Song touches on the unfairness of death, yet ultimately is about love

“Cemetry Gates” by The Smiths is, on the surface, a song about two people who enter a cemetery to examine the gravestones. However, there are numerous ways in which you can dissect the deeper meanings that singer-songwriter Morrissey may have … Continue reading

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Getting Blindsided by Grief

Tomas Transtromer manages to convey all-consuming emotions in a concise poem

My search for a poem for this week was very short; as soon as I happened upon “After a Death,” by Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer, I knew I was hooked. The poem is short (and translated into English, by Robert … Continue reading

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Seeing the Beauty in Both Life and Death

William Butler Yeats inspires readers with "The Lake Isle of Innisfree"

When I took my “Literature in the 20th Century” course at my university, the professor of the class called William Butler Yeats’s “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” one of the most beautiful poems she had ever read; an article I … Continue reading

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