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Scientific reports of Bukhara State University

Abstract

Introduction. William Butler Yeats is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets of the XX century. He was one of the modern poets, who influenced his contemporaries as well as successors. He felt like a stranger in the world of technology and rationalists. A traditionalist, constantly ahead of his contemporaries, Yeats is rightfully considered one of the major poets of XX century world literature. Research methods. In this article we are intended to learn and form evolutional background of the author`s individual poetic style. Sense of moral wholeness and humanity of the prominent poet is discussed. Through analysis of his poems creative way, peculiarities of his style, and interpretation of symbols, their connection with the author's intellectual condition have been studied. While commenting on his poetry we have tried to realize his individual poetic style and the evolutional path to its formation. Results and discussions. Unique inner inertia made Yeats constantly search for a style that, for this poet, was never reduced to a craft. Yeats saw the style as a reflection of the artist's personality. The search for style is the search for oneself, freeing it from clichés is the search for personal freedom. And the fact that Yeats constantly rewrote and edited his poems speaks of the high demands not only on skill but also on his personality. What we have paid attention to is a kind of sketchiness, the ethereality of the characters in Yeats` lyrics, on the one hand, and their theatricality, on the other. Yeats has a lot of poems from someone's face and dialogue poems. This is explained by the fact that by playing the poem "by roles", the poet gets rid of the tyranny of the romantic "I"; dramatizing emotions, gives them objectivity. Conclusion. Yeats's contribution to the development of XX century English poetry can hardly be overestimated. Where, at first glance, he appears to be a traditionalist, innovation lurks. Yeats wasn't just one of the old conservative poets. He truly believed in the ability of old forms to modify themselves for the new challenges and possibilities of his modern world.

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