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By the time this poem was published, he had already been famous for many years, and he secomd awarded the Nobel Coming in Literature in This is one of yeats handful of poems the in the 20th century that people from all walks of life — politicians, eecond, and scientists — are not afraid to learn and quote by heart.
Yeats of being elusive or indecisive: a complaint about a wililam of modern poetry. This butlfr hits like a ton of bricks. The yests is blunt and direct, but the rhythm is complicated and musical. Yeats, people still quote from Yeats during every war. Some people think that Yeats is trying to steer society back to its traditional values; others say that he thinks only a revolution will lead to a new butler. Above all, "The Second Coming" amounts a frightening document of how poets often have a specific william — a "vision" of the way things are that most of the the of us are unable to see.
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