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The Wild Swans at Coole

The Wild Swans at Coole


by W.B. Yeats

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Yeats was a member of the Irish senate at one point in his life. A poet and a senator? Now there's a combo. (Source.)

Yeats won the Nobel Prize in 1923. Winner, Winner (Nobel Prize Dinner). (Source.)

The young Ezra Pound spent several winters with Yeats, even acting as his secretary for a while. Pound wrote of Yeats: "I find Mr. Yeats the only poet worthy of serious study." (Source.)

Yeats was all about bringing the Blake. He was very important to the reception of the famous poet William Blake. He even edited a volume of Blake's poetry. (Source.)

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