William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats

Born: June 13, 1865

Died: January 28, 1939

Nationality: Irish

Occupation: Poet

Biography: William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and playwright, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years he served as an Irish Senator for two terms.

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Source/Notes: His Phoenix, refrain - The Wild Swans at Coole (1919)

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Source/Notes: Michael Robartes and the Dancer - Michael Robartes and the Dancer (1921)
Source/Notes: Towards Break of Day, st. 3. - Michael Robartes and the Dancer (1921)