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Easter, 1916 Summary & Analysis
by William Butler Yeats

Easter, 1916 Summary & Analysis
by William Butler Yeats

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"Easter, 1916," was written by the Irish poet W.B. Yeats to commemorate the Easter Rising in 1916, in which Irish nationalists led a rebellion to win independence from British rule. The leaders of the Rising were ultimately executed, and Yeats's poem balances critique of the rebellion and its political extremism with admiration for the rebels' dedication and bravery.

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