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'Words for music perhaps': W.B. Yeats and musical sense

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‘Poetry’ insisted Ezra Pound, ‘is a composition of words set to music’: his Cantos remembered ‘Uncle Willie’ downstairs composing, singing poetry to himself. This study examines the nature and effects of W.B.Yeats’s idiosyncratic but profound sense of music. For his poems were compositions set to music. They were saturated with musical themes; syntactically he professed to write for the ear rather than the eye; and he flung himself repeatedly into the breach between mu...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Worcester College
Department:
Humanities Division - English Language and Literature
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Publication date:
2007
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:d288984c-254a-40bc-b13d-b8790cc8226c
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ora:10367

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