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How William Butler Yeats Irish Identity Shaped His Poetry

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“How William Butler Yeats Irish Identity Shaped his poetry” William Butler Yeats Irish identity shaped his poetry by focusing on subjects that are related to Ireland and its people. Yeats is considered as not only the most important Irish poet, but also as one of the most important English language poets, of the 20th century. He was a very important person in the Irish Cultural Revival, his later poems made a significant influence to Modernism, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. William Butler Yeats poems are a reflection of his life, as they tell love and patriotism for Ireland. Yeats was born on June 13, 1865 in Dublin. However, he’s family moved to London after he was born. Yeats decided to move to London when he was about 14 years old. After Yeats returned to London he met famous writers like Oscar Wilde, Lionel Johnson and Maud Gonne, this encourage him to write about his Irish heritage. Even though Yeats lived in London for about 14 years “Yeats maintained his cultural roots/Irish nationality” (Poetry Foundation). In addition, this means that Yeats showed his love to where he came from by including Irish legends on his poems and plays. When Yeats moved back to London to pursue his interest in Arts, he met famous writers like Maud Gonne. The Poem “To Ireland in the Coming Times” is one of the poems Yeats wrote in 1892 and was published in The Countess Kathleen and Various Legends. “Know, that I would accounted
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