JESTER’S IMAGE IN THE POEM "THE CAP AND BELLS" BY W. B. YEATS
Markova Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Lomonosov Moscow State University
Abstract. The article analyzes one of the early poems of the Irish poet, dramatist and writer W. B. Yeats "The Cap and Bells". Special attention is paid to jester’s image which anticipates the appearance of poet’s famous masks - Tom the Lunatic and Crazy Jane. "The Cap and Bells" is compared with other poems of the collection; the researcher identifies the parallels between this poem and Yeats’s late lyrics. It is shown that "The Cap and Bells" is one of the poet’s early attempts to reveal the nature of interrelations between the poetical and non-poetical state of the world, to bring it to a common denominator, a certain ideal, "Unity of Being".
Key words and phrases: Ó. Á. Éåéòñ, ïîýçèÿ, èðëàíäñêàÿ ëèòåðàòóðà, ðóáåæ XIX-XX âåêîâ, êîìè÷åñêîå è òðàãè÷åñêîå, ïîýòè÷åñêîå è íåïîýòè÷åñêîå, W. B. Yeats, poetry, Irish literature, turn of the XIX-XX centuries, comic and tragic, poetical and non-poetical.
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