Why does Yeats use an ambivalent tone and attitude in Easter 1916?

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Why does Yeats use an ambivalent tone and attitude in Easter 1916?

"Easter 1916":

"Easter 1916", published in 1921, was an outpouring of Yeats' feelings regarding the April 24, 1916 Irish 'Easter Uprising' against the British rule. The poem chronicles the actions of some of the key figures of the uprising.

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The use of the ambivalent tone and attitude is deliberately reflective of Yeats' own attitude towards the uprising. While Yeats, undoubtedly, believed...

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Easter, 1916 by Yeats: Summary & Poem Analysis

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