William Butler Yeats Ageing Analysis

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(Three Messages from Sailing)

Who is William Butler Yeats? William Butler Yeats is regarded as one of the finest poets of the century. Also, his return to the past as one would say has helped him to have a place in the future. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, and Yeats was educated there and in London as well. The young man was very immersed into the barren mountains, and in the mythology and the legends of Ireland. From the Poetry Foundation stated, “He belonged to the Protestant, Anglo-Irish minority that had controlled the economic, political, social, and cultural life of Ireland since at least the end of the 17th century.”After having this wonderful background that was full of experience Yeats wrote some of the most famous
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Next, the second message from Yeats Sailing, is what is really living. The idea is that as soon as you were born you were dying. Which asks the question of what is really living. Some people see a soul dragging around a corpse. Your soul wants to get out and be free. From the five life changing thoughts stated, “We have an ego, a personality, a history, preferences, dislikes, beliefs, opinions, cultural viewpoints, and experiences. These ingredients comprise our ‘person’ and our worldly sense of self. But beneath all of these human ingredients lies one which is the foundation of all of them. Without this ingredient, this avatar would not exist. This ingredient is the soul.” For me really living is doing things that make you happy. Because in life a person is going to make mistakes and not be perfect but it’s how you learn from them and how you make your life better from the experience you had. From Sailing, Yeats, lines 21-25, “Consume my heart away; sick with desire and fastened to a dying animal. It knows not what it is; and gather me into the artifice of eternity.” All good things must die but it’s about how you live and some may say that right as you are born you are dying. But, if you look in a optimistic or pessimistic view that’s up to you. Lastly, the message from Sailing, Yeats, is being remembered. No matter who

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