English Paper 2, Section 2, Part 2: Studied Poetry.
Studied poetry: William Butler Yeats.
- Born in Sandymount, Dublin, 1865.
- Noble prize winning Irish dramatist and poet.
- 1889 he met Maud Gonne, heiress and nationalist.
- She was the source of his unrequited love.
- He proposed (1981) and was rejected four times.
- Married in 1917, had two children.
- Died January, 1939.
When you are old - W.B Yeats
"Old and grey and full of sleep"
"Nodding by the fire"
"loved the pilgrims soul in you"
Theme: Unrequited love.
He wishes for the clothes of heaven - W.B Yeats
But I, being poor, have only my dreams"
"Tread softly because…