W. B. Yeats: A Vision

  • Stephen Spender

Abstract

Four days after his marriage, Mr Yeats’s wife surprised him by attempting automatic writing. The attempt was soon very successful and the unknown communicator of whom Mrs Yeats was medium, on receiving an offer from Mr Yeats that he should spend the rest of his life putting together these disjointed phrases replied ‘No, we have come to give you metaphors for poetry.’

Keywords

Metaphor Prose 

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© Stephen Spender 1978

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