Yeats, William Butler
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An Irish poet of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, regarded by many as the greatest modern poet in English. Some of his best-known poems are “Sailing to Byzantium,” “The Second Coming,” and “Among School Children.”
How, Where, Why: What Adverbial Phrases Will Tell YouAn adverbial phrase is a group of words that refines the meaning of a verb, adjective, or adverb. Similar to adverbs, adverbial phrases modify other words by explaining why, how, where, or when an action occurred. They may also describe the conditions of an action or object, or the degree to which an action or object was affected. Consider the following sentence: “He drove the …
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