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The Yeats Journal of Korea Vol.26 pp.147-157

Deconstruction and Decreation: Yeats, Stevens, and Picasso as Poet and Artist*

Rhee Young Suck


The paper defines two key terms of the last century: Deconstruction andDecreation. Emphasis is put on the second term, as it is useful to understandhow Stevens composed his poetry and what he wanted to say about form andcontent in poetry in a modern context. In his essay "The Relations between Poetryand Painting" he talks about the term Decreation, which means the modernsensibility and mind that eye reality.
Stevens' definition of decreation seems to fit well in some of Yeats's poems,the fact of which proves that it can be applied to modern poetry in general, as ithas gone through the same soil and climate. Picasso exemplifies and consolidatesthe usefulness of the terms decreation and deconstruction. Stevens has made oneterm current and useful for deepening the understanding and appreciation ofmodern and contemporary poetry, and possibly modern and contemporary art.


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