yeats, william butler

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Yeats, William Butler [(yayts)]

An Irish poet of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, regarded by many as the greatest modern poet in English. Some of his best-known poems are “Sailing to Byzantium,” “The Second Coming,” and “Among School Children.”

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