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Yeats's early lake isles

Abstract:

W. B. Yeats’s successful early poem, ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’, reflects a general imaginative preoccupation with lakes in his writings as a young man. The poem shows evidence of the poet’s reading in both the local history of W. G. Wood-Martin’s History of Sligo (1882) and Irish mythological studies. Besides these sources, it draws (like other early material) on a symbolic geography of lakes, rivers, and seas which comes to Yeats from P. B. Shelley’s ‘Alastor’ and Walter Scott’s The Lady ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1093/res/hgy128

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
English
Oxford college:
Christ Church
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Review of English Studies Journal website
Volume:
70
Issue:
294
Pages:
312–331
Publication date:
2019-01-27
Acceptance date:
2018-10-18
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EISSN:
1471-6968
ISSN:
0034-6551
Pubs id:
pubs:950952
URN:
uri:ba7b5b18-583e-4e2b-86c0-67729a8cb53f
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uuid:ba7b5b18-583e-4e2b-86c0-67729a8cb53f
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pubs:950952

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