W.B YEATS
By aoife fagan
EARLY YEARS
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William Butler Yeats was born in sandymount,dublin on
the 13 June 1865 and died on the 28th of January 1939...
HIS FIRST PUBLISH
Yeats published his first lyrics in the Dublin
University Review in 1885. He worked for some
time as lit...
HIS PUBLISHES
In 1889 he published The Wanderings of Oisin a
long, highly imaginative poem based on Irish
mythology, and i...
MAUD GONNE
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Yeats first met the love of his life, Maud Gonne, in 1889.
For him she symbolised the spirit of tragic be...
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In 1896 he met Lady Augusta Gregory, a talented and
capable woman whose house at Coole Park, Co
Galway, offered a wa...
MARRIED LIFE
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In 1917 Yeats married Georgie Hyde-Lees (she was
26 and he was 52). Marriage changed his life and
Georgie ...
A COAT -POEM
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I made my song a coat
Covered with embroideries
Out of old mythologies
From heel to throat;
But the fools ...
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  1. 1. W.B YEATS By aoife fagan
  2. 2. EARLY YEARS  William Butler Yeats was born in sandymount,dublin on the 13 June 1865 and died on the 28th of January 1939. He was an irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. His father was a barrister,and a well known painter who died in. He spent his childhood in County Sligo, where his parents were raised, and in London. He returned to Dublin at the age of fifteen to continue his education and study painting, but quickly discovered he preferred poetry. His father wished him to go to Trinity College, following the family tradition, but he refused: he feared that would not meet the entrance requirements. Instead he studied at the Metropolitan School of Art in 1884–5, and then in 1886 at the Royal Hibernian Academy.
  3. 3. HIS FIRST PUBLISH Yeats published his first lyrics in the Dublin University Review in 1885. He worked for some time as literary correspondent for American newspapers, including the Boston Pilot.  He met most of the poets of his generation at the Rhymers’ Club, which he helped found. In 1891 he helped establish the Irish Literary Society of London. 
  4. 4. HIS PUBLISHES In 1889 he published The Wanderings of Oisin a long, highly imaginative poem based on Irish mythology, and in 1892 The Countess Cathleen, his first poetic play.  His volume of folk stories, The Celtic Twilight, appeared in 1893. In 1895 he edited A Book of Irish Verse and published Poems. Three collections of poems appeared in 1897: The Secret Rose, The Tables of the Law, and The Adoration of the Magi. 
  5. 5. MAUD GONNE   Yeats first met the love of his life, Maud Gonne, in 1889. For him she symbolised the spirit of tragic beauty and Irish nationalism. He proposed marriage to her in 1891 but was rejected. He was impressed by her revolutionary activities and she was the subject of many of his love poems. His long-sustained passion for her was to have enormous consequences for his politics and his poetry. He became active in advanced nationalist politics after the Parnellite split (1890) and tried to mobilise nationalist literary groups as a basis for an Irish artistic revival. He joined the IRB and played a prominent part in the celebrations of the centenary of the 1798 Rising.
  6. 6.   In 1896 he met Lady Augusta Gregory, a talented and capable woman whose house at Coole Park, Co Galway, offered a warm welcome to writers and artists. She encouraged him and helped him establish the Irish Literary Theatre. George Moore and Edward Martyn (who had introduced Yeats to Lady Gregory) joined with Yeats as the directors of the Irish Literary Theatre Society. It had its first performance, Yeats’s The Countess Cathleen, in 1899 and there was a great lot of controversy over it. In 1902 Maud Gonne played the title role in Yeats’s Cathleen Ni Houlihan. He was still deeply in love with her, but she rejected him again and to his horror married Major John McBride in 1903.
  7. 7. MARRIED LIFE  In 1917 Yeats married Georgie Hyde-Lees (she was 26 and he was 52). Marriage changed his life and Georgie influenced his poetry. In A Vision (1925), a piece full of symbolism, he set out his ideas on mankind and art, and this was the framework of later poems. Two children were born, Anne in 1919, and Michael in 1921. He bought Thoor Ballylee, a small derelict tower-house in Co. Galway, close to Lady Gregory’s home, and 82 Merrion Square, a fine Georgian house in Dublin in 1922.
  8. 8. A COAT -POEM  I made my song a coat Covered with embroideries Out of old mythologies From heel to throat; But the fools caught it, Wore it in the world's eyes As though they'd wrought it. Song, let them take it, For there's more enterprise In walking naked.  William Butler Yeats

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