W.B.Yeats William Butler Yeats
Q1: WB Yeats?s full name is William Butler Yeats, he was born in Dublin 13 June 1865 and died 28 January 1839, and he was an Irish poet and one of the most well known figures of the 20th century. A pillar of Irish and British literary establishments, later on in his life he served as an Irish senator for one semester. In 1943 he was awarded the Nobel Prize of Literature as the first Irishmen so honoured for what the Nobel committee described as inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation. William received his education in London, there he studied poetry at an early age and was fantasised about Irish legends and Occult. From 1900 William?s poetry grew physical and realistic.
Q2: He was drawing on the fact that world war 1, the potato famine, being poor and seeing no hope for a better future, this at the time gave him what he needed to write his poems.
Q3: I whispered, "I am too young," And then, "I am old enough"; Wherefore I threw a penny To find out if I might love. "Go and love, go and love, young man, If the lady be young and fair," Ah, penny, brown penny, brown penny, I am looped in the loops of her hair. Oh, love is the crooked thing, There is nobody wise enough To find out all that is in it, For he would be thinking of love Till the stars had run away, And the shadows eaten the moon. Ah, penny, brown penny, brown penny, One cannot begin it too soon The poem was written between 1865-1939 World war 1 occurred during that time frame The potato famine was occurring in Ireland in that time frame.
Q4: He may have been influenced by the hardships of living in Ireland. Living in poverty influenced him to escape into the fantasy of his poems.
Q5:His subject is Realism mixed in with a bit of fantasy in the way he writes his poems. I like the style that he writes his poems in, it makes you think as well as feel like you were in the times he was in.
Q6: I can identify love, beauty and worship
Q7: He was forward thinking and pushed the boundaries of literature for his time.
Q9: The moods.Time drops in decay, Like a candle burnt out, And the mountains and the woodsHave their day, have their day; What one in the rout Of the fire-born moods Has fallen away?
Time falls into decay, Like a candle not lit, And the hills and the forest, Keep their day, keep their day, What one in the rout, of the angry born moods, has dropped away.
The drinking song.Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye; That’s all we shall know for truth Before we grow old and die. I lift the glass to my mouth, I look at you, and I sigh.
Wine enters in at the mouth and love enters the eye, That’s everything will know that is truth before we grow old and pass away. I put the glass to my I look at you and I sigh.