This monograph is the study of the poetry of Fernando Pessoa and W. B. Yeats within a comparative case studies framework. It examines Yeats's and Pessoa's use of stylistic variation to transform their incipient neo-Romantic and post-Symbolist diction into a protean modern lyric voice.
Introduction 1. Post-Symbolist Style in the Early Poetry 2. Neo-Paganism and the Pastoral Style 3. Literary Nationalism and the Epic-Heroic Style 4. Dramatic Poetics 5. The Metaphysical Aesthetic 6. Conclusion