Originally posted on Poetic Parfait:
With Easter coming our way, I thought it would be good timing to feature and review William Butler Yeats’ poem “Easter, 1916.” If you do not know it, the full version of the intriguing poem is available at the link above.
The poem actually has its base in politics. In his poem, Yeats is referring to the Easter Rising (also called the Easter Rebellion), which was a series of events that took place in Ireland in 1916. The uprising was planned by Irish republicans whose goal was to take over British rule in the area. The uprising officially began on April 24, 1916, and it lasted just under…
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