Yeats and Yu ChiWhan: Love Poems

JungMyung Cho
2015 The Yeats Journal of Korea  
This paper reads some of the love poems of W. B. Yeats and Yu ChiWhan. The two poets were well known for their love for Maud Gonne and Yi YoungDo, respectively, for more than twenty years. They both could not marry their woman, which in turn may have helped them to write unparalleled love poems. This paper attempts to make a comparison between the conditions of their unfulfilled love and the purity of their love poems written over a long period of time. The paper studies both the language and the ethics of the poems they wrote.
doi:10.14354/yjk.2015.48.243 fatcat:6yazcmt7o5f73edkoq3aqtdc5a