William butler yeat

William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and playwright, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years he served as an Irish Senator for two terms.

William butler yeat

His father was a lawyer and a well-known portrait painter. His first volume of verse appeared inbut in his earlier period his dramatic production outweighed his poetry both in bulk and in import. Together with Lady Gregory he founded the Irish Theatre, which was to become the Abbey Theatre, and served as its chief playwright until the movement was joined by John Synge.

His plays usually treat Irish legends; they also reflect his fascination with mysticism and spiritualism. His later plays were written for small audiences; they experiment with masks, dance, and music, and were profoundly influenced by the Japanese Noh plays.

William butler yeat

Although a convinced patriot, Yeats deplored the hatred and the bigotry of the Nationalist movement, and his poetry is full of moving protests against it. He was appointed to the Irish Senate in Yeats is one of the few writers whose greatest works were written after the award of the Nobel Prize.

Whereas he received the Prize chiefly for his dramatic works, his significance today rests on his lyric achievement. His recurrent themes are the contrast of art and life, masks, cyclical theories of life the symbol of the winding stairsand the ideal of beauty and ceremony contrasting with the hubbub of modern life.

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William Butler Yeats died on January 28, William Butler Yeats Biographical W illiam Butler Yeats () was born in Dublin. His father was a lawyer and a well-known portrait painter.

Yeats was educated in London and in Dublin, but he spent his summers in the west of Ireland in the family’s summer house at Connaught. William Butler Yeats (13 June – 28 January ) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature.

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A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, he helped to found the Abbey Theatre, and in his later years served as a Senator of the Irish Free State for two terms.

William Butler Yeats Happiness, Growth, Happy, Growing, Thing When you are old and gray and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book and slowly read, and dream of the soft look your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep.

William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and playwright, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years he served as an Irish Senator for two terms.

Early Years and Education.

William butler yeat

William Butler Yeats was born on 13 June in the seaside village of Sandymount in County Dublin, Ireland. His mother, Susan Mary Pollexfen () was the daughter of a wealthy family from County Sligo. Oct 30,  · William’s father was John Butler Yeats ( – ), who started his adult life as a law student, but later abandoned his studies in favour of art.

He married Susan Mary Pollexfen, a lady from a wealthy merchant family in Sligo.

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