A short biography of william butler yeats an irish poet

The mist-drops hung on the fragrant trees, And in the blossoms hung the bees. Yeats devoted much time to preparing this material for publication as A Vision There he continued to devote himself to Irish subjects, writing poems, plays, novels, and short stories—all with Irish characters and scenes.

His rival John MacBride had been executed for his role in the Easter Risingso Yeats hoped that his widow might remarry. And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? Much of the remainder of his life was lived outside of Ireland, although he did lease Riversdale house in the Dublin suburb of Rathfarnham in The intellect of man is forced to choose perfection of the life, or of the work, and if it take the second must refuse a heavenly mansion, raging in the dark.

Yeats remained an active member of the Golden Dawn for 32 years, becoming involved in its direction at the turn of the century and achieving the coveted sixth grade of membership inthe same year that his future wife, Georgiana Hyde-Lees, also joined the society.

Yeats chose words and assembled them so that, in addition to a particular meaning, they suggest other abstract thoughts that may seem more significant and resonant. Yeats, Man and Poet. On the other hand, he was also an elitist who abhorred the idea of mob-rule, and saw democracy as a threat to good governance and public order.

His use of symbols [86] is usually something physical that is both itself and a suggestion of other, perhaps immaterial, timeless qualities.

He was buried after a discreet and private funeral at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. In response, Yeats delivered a series of speeches that attacked the "quixotically impressive" ambitions of the government and clergy, likening their campaign tactics to those of "medieval Spain.

Foster, "obscure Gaelic names, striking repetitions [and] an unremitting rhythm subtly varied as the poem proceeded through its three sections"; We rode in sorrow, with strong hounds three, Bran, Sgeolan, and Lomair, On a morning misty and mild and fair.

He joined the Theosophical Societywhose mysticism appealed to him because it was a form of imaginative life far removed from the workaday world. After undergoing the Steinach operation inwhen aged 69, he found a new vigour evident from both his poetry and his intimate relations with younger women.

In the preface of the later he wrote: To lose his muse to another made him look silly before the public. Foster notes how Gonne was "notoriously unreliable on dates and placesp. His first known works were written when he was seventeen, and included a poem—heavily influenced by Percy Bysshe Shelley—that describes a magician who set up a throne in central Asia.

Four years later she married Major John MacBride, an Irish soldier who shared her feeling for Ireland and her hatred of English oppression: According to some interpretations "the best" referred to the traditional ruling classes of Europe who were unable to protect the traditional culture of Europe from materialistic mass movements.

The society held its first meeting on 16 June, with Yeats acting as its chairman. Perhaps better in Latin than in any other subject. In later years he admitted, "it seems to me that she [Gonne] brought into my life those days—for as yet I saw only what lay upon the surface—the middle of the tint, a sound as of a Burmese gong, an over-powering tumult that had yet many pleasant secondary notes.

Biography Biography of William Butler Yeats William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and playwright, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. He must be dead"—Hyde-Lees accepted, and the two were married on 20 October.William Butler Yeats, (born June 13,Sandymount, Dublin, Ireland—died January 28,Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France), Irish poet, dramatist, and prose writer, one of the greatest English-language poets of the 20th century.

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William Butler Yeats was born into an Anglo-Irish Dublin family. His father John Yeats initially trained to become a lawyer, abandoning this to study art in London. Yeats' mother Susan Mary Pollexfen came. William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and playwright.

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A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establi. This autobiography/biography was written at the time of the award and first published in the book series Les Prix Nobel. It was later edited and republished in Nobel Lectures. To cite this document, always state the source as shown above.

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His work was greatly influenced by the heritage and politics of Ireland.

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Also a potent influence on his poetry was the Irish revolutionary Maud Gonne, whom he met ina woman.

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