William Butler Yeats And His Life

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Who knows when a Nobel Prize would have been given to an Irish man if it had not been for William Butler Yeats? William Butler Yeats is a great figure in the history of Irish poetry and playwriting. He wrote many poems and plays throughout his entire life. He was a very modernist man and many of his poems were based on this, they were ahead of his time beautiful and inspiring. What was behind William Butler Yeats success, and what phases did he have to go through to get there. This man has influenced many poems and plays, writing and he has also inspired so many people around the world.

William Butler Yeats was born on June 13th, 1865 Dublin, Ireland. His death was in a hotel on January 28th, 1939 in Menton, France. His father, John Butler Yeats was a lawyer who turned to be an artist. His mother Susan Pollexfun was from a wealthy family, who owned a shipping business. He grew up in Sligo, Ireland, Dublin Ireland and London England. He married at forty years of age to George Hyde and had two children a girl by the name of Anne and then a boy named Michael.

He believed that he had the willpower to do anything that as long as he had it he could succeed at anything he put his mind to. This belief of willpower had come from pagan roots. William Yeats was a person who could not stand rudeness in any way shape or form; he was quick to put a rude person in their place. Yeats was very good at speaking; he was especial quick at winning arguments or discussions. At first, William
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