Presentation on theme: "William Butler Yeats By Tom Higgins W B Yeats Yeats was born on June 13, 1865 in Sandymount, Dublin Yeats was educated in Dublin and London but returned."— Presentation transcript:
W B Yeats Yeats was born on June 13, 1865 in Sandymount, Dublin Yeats was educated in Dublin and London but returned to Dublin in 1880 to complete his education at the Erasmus Smith High School In 1885 his first poem was published in the Dublin University Review
W B Yeats He had a life long interest in all things magical and spiritual and became a member of “The Ghost Club” in 1911 His first significant poem was "The Isle of Statues"
W B Yeats In 1889 Yeats met Maud Gonne, a 23 year old English woman and Irish Nationalist and he fell in love with her He asked her to marry him four times but on each occasion she refused In 1899 Yeats established the Abbey Theatre In 1922 he was appointed to the first Irish Senate In 1923 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature
Down By The Salley Garden Down by the salley gardens my love and I did meet; She passed the salley gardens with little snow-white feet. She bid me take love easy, as the leaves grow on the tree; But I, being young and foolish, with her would not agree. In a field by the river my love and I did stand, And on my leaning shoulder she laid her snow-white hand. She bid me take life easy, as the grass grows on the weirs; But I was young and foolish, and now am full of tears.
W B Yeats In 1939 he died at the Hotel Ideal Sejour in Menton, France and was buried there In September 1948, Yeats' body was moved to Drumcliff, County Sligo His epitaph reads Cast a cold Eye On Life, on Death. Horseman, pass by!