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These poems show a transpositions in political thought. In 'September ' Yeats shows his aversion to democracy and capitalism, and expresses his belief in an aristocratic society preferably governed by elite Protestants, as they had supremacy over Catholics in his view Chaudhry, The events of the Rising initiated a metamorphosis in Yeats.
This poem enables us to see that Yeats' strong belief in politics is beginning to diminish. The last poem 'Under Ben Bulben' was written in Yeats' later stage of life. It shows how Yeats has transposed his treatment of Irish concerns over time, as now, in this poem he places the responsibility not upon the politician or the martyr, but on academia and literature to invoke the new Ireland.
Yeats centers the poem around the need for the new Catholic middle class to come to their senses "What need you, being come to sense" and to stop exiling Protestants "wild geese" to the Continent.
In this poem Yeats tries to rekindle the passion for Nationalism that existed whilst John O'Leary was alive.
He does this by installing a sense of guilt. By doing this Yeats attempts to regain the impetus for Nationalism that once existed by making out that the cause O'Leary spent his life working for was fading away and would therefore make his efforts futile.
The third stanza further reflects the idea that people need to rally behind the cause of literary nationalism as it discusses the Irish rebels who fought for Catholic emancipation. Yeats respected them for being a part of the Nationalist cause, but opposed the violent means they used to try and achieve it.
The rising and its aftermath shocked Yeats and crushed some of the beliefs he previously held as expressed in 'September '. Yeats was in England at the time of the rising and was annoyed at not being informed about the event before it occurred Macrae 76this can be seen in the tone and subject of the first stanza.
The rising shattered Yeats' disillusionment with the new Ireland "All changed, changed utterly", shock arose out of the willingness for people he knew to sacrifice themselves for the cause, of whom he thought were following him in the literary Nationalist approach.
Yeats was disgusted at the brutal way in which the executions were carried out and this significantly weakened his belief in politics. The brutality of the death created martyrs as it gave the executed leaders authority and power they had not experienced before death.
Yeats, who had previously believed in a non-violent approach, receded his pacifist attitude slightly to conceded that the violent approach has managed to achieve something that a pacifist one had not Macrae This recession can be seen in the powerful oxymoron 'terrible beauty' Malins The line "A terrible beauty is born" is repeated throughout the poem three times which suggests that this signifies conflict for Yeats.
It shows that he is struggling to find a new position. His stance against violence has been challenged as he has seen it proved to be effective, in the case of the rising, and he is having to re-evaluate something he had previously deemed as wrong.
Yeats then looks to capitalize on the rising by promoting the Nationalist movement. He does this by outlining the characteristics of the leaders he knew in stanza two.
The third stanza reinforces this point by stating "Hearts with one purpose alone" which means that they had united together regardless of themselves as individuals to fight for the cause.
Yeats also gives them praise in this stanza "Enchanted to a stone", this means that integrity in this case was detached from the individual but resulted through being apart of a group.
This poem is full of paradox. Yeats is unsure of which position to take; he praises the martyrs in some instances, and then reverts back to his belief in literary nationalism in others.Whether you are writing an essay about a poet or simply quoting a poem or referring to its themes, you may find yourself needing to reference the poem's title.
However, it can be hard to remember whether the title is italicized, underlined or put into quotation marks.
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