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How do the poems "Adam's Curse" and "No Second Troy" by William Butler Yeats explore the themes of time, tradition, and art?

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The title of "Adam's Curse " refers to the biblical account of Adam and Eve's expulsion from Eden, which resulted in all of their human descendents being forced to do hard labor throughout their lives. The speaker of the poem argues that artistic endeavors, particularly poetry, are just as difficult and arduous as physical labor; however, a skillful poem appears...

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