Poet introduction:william butler yeats was an important 20 th century irish poet he was a powerful influence behind the irish literary revival and also founded the abbey theatre along with lady gregory, and edward martyn. By william butler yeats about this poet william butler yeats is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. When you are old is a bitter sweet poem written by w b yeats for the actress maud gonne gonne was one of the great beauties of 19th century ireland yeats fell madly in love with her and although she was happy to be his friend, she rejected his offer of marriage several times.
An interpretation of 'when you are old' by wbyeats the poem is directed toward one young person, presumably a woman if read in the light of yeat's biographical details(though a reader could apply the sentiments expressed in the poem to a man. William butler yeats (pronounced /ˈjeɪts/ 13 june 186528 january 1939) was an irish poet and dramatist and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature a pillar of both the irish and english literary.
Here is an analysis of william butler yeats’ poem when you are old, which is directly addressed to the speaker’s love: the love he once shared with a woman. When you are old is a bitter sweet poem written by w b yeats for the actress maud gonne gonne was one of the great beauties of 19th century ireland gonne was one of the great beauties of 19th century ireland. W b yeats in when you are old he invites her to cast her mind forward to a time when she is old and grey to a time when she is no longer the glamorous actress but a frail old woman nodding by the fire.
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When you are old by william butler yeats so elegant so masterly penned by the great w b yeats reply levi hamlin (7/20/2017 3:50:00 pm) i feel incredibly lucky to have parents who love me with a love such as this reply gangadharan nair pulingat.
W b yeats was awarded the nobel prize in 1923 and died in 1939 at the age of seventy-three. Wbyeats 'when you are old' audio productions loading unsubscribe from audio productions wbyeats reading his own verse - duration: 8:22 brychar66 336,389 views.
• when you are old by william butler yeats was written in october of 1891 it was first published in september of 1892 in the countess kathleen and various legends and lyrics • the poem is based on the forty-third sonnet in second livre des sonets pour helene by pierre de ronsard, published in 1578.