Here are the important William Butler Yeats questions, about his personal life and his major works that can help you to prepare Literatature.
Q1: When was W.B Yeats was born?
Answer: Yeats was born on June 13th, 1865.
Q2: Where was W.B Yeats was born?
Answer: W.B Yeats was born in Dublin, Ireland.
Q3: What was the nationality of William Butler Yeats?
Answer: Yeats nationality was Irish.
Q4: Where Yeats spent most of his childhood?
Answer: Yeats was born and educated in Dublin but spent his childhood in County Silgo.
Q5: What is the notable prize that Yeats was given?
Answer: Yeats awarded with noble prize in literature in 1923.
Q6: What is the name of Yeats’ wife?
Answer: Yeats’s wife name was Georgia Hyde-Lees and he was married in 1917.
Q7: How many children William Butler Yeats had?
Answer: Yeats had two children named as Anne Yeats (1919-2001) and Michael Yeats (1921-2007).
Q8: Where Yeats served in his late years?
Answer: Yeats is served as an Irish senator in his late years for two terms.
Q9: What theater William Butler Yeats founded with Lady Gregory in 1904?
Answer: Yeats founded “The Abbey Theater” in Dublin in 1904.
Q10: An Irish folk hero was the subject of an early Yeats poem, what is the name of that hero?
Q11: Chinua Achebe got the title of “Things Fall Apart” from which Yeats poem?
Answer: The Second Coming
Q12: Who is the Irish god frequently associated with love and lovers in Irish mythology?
Q13: An Irish nationalist captured Yeats’s heart, but she refused to marry him, what was the name of that lady?
Answer: Maud Gonne
Q14: William Butler Yeats used to compare Maud Gonne with which historical figure?
Answer: Helen of Troy
Q15: When was Easter 1916 published?
Answer: Easter 1916 was published in the volume “Michael Robartes and the Dancer” in 1921.
Q16: In which volume No Second Troy was published?
Answer: No Second Troy was published in the volume “The Green Hamlet and Other Poems“.
Q17: When was September 1913 published and in which volume?
Answer: September 1913 was published in the volume “Responsibilities” in 1914.
Q18: When was The Second Coming written and in which volume?
Answer: The Second Coming was written in 1919 and firstly appeared in “The Dial” in November 1920.
Q19: When was A Prayer to my Daughter was written?
Answer: A Prayer to my daughter was written in 1919 and appeared in the volume “Poetry” in November 1919.
.Q20: When was Sailing to Byzantium written and published?
Answer: Sailing to Byzantium included in the “The Tower” and published in 1928.
Q21: When was Leda and Swan was written and published?
Answer: Leda and Swan was written in September 1923 and Published in “The Dial”.
Q22: When was Among School Children published and in which volume?
Answer: Among School Children was published in June 1926 and appeared in “The Dial”.
Q23: When was Lapis Lazulli was written and published?
Answer: Lapis Lazulli was published in 1936 and published in the volume “Last Poems”.
Q24: What are the major themes of William Butler Yeats works?
Answer: The important and major themes of Yeats works is Ireland and its history, folk legends and contemporary political situation.
Q25: Yeats developed a genre, what is its name?
Answer: Celtic Twilight poetry
Q26 : what are the important names that inspired Yeats?
Answer: Yeats was highly inspired by John O’Leary, Sir Samuel Ferguson, James Clarence Mangan and Standish O’Gardy. He was also inspired by Maud Gonne.
.Q27: What are the important works of William Butler Yeats?
Answer: The Wandering of Oisin and Other Poems (1889)
The Countess Kathleen and Various Legends and Lyrics (1892)
John Sherman-novel (1891)
The Celic Twilight-collection of stories (1893)
The Land of Heart’s Desire-play (1894)
The Secret Rose-collection of stories (1897)
The Wind Among the Reeds (1899)
The Shadowy Waters-play (1900)
Calthleen ni Houlihan0play (1902)
Where There is Nothing-play ( 1902)
The Pot of Broth-play (1902)
The King’s Threshold-play (1904)
The Green Hamlet and Other Poems (1910)
Responsibilities ( 1914)
The Wild Swans at Coole (1919)
Michael Robartes and the Dancer (1921)
Four plays for Dancers (1921)
A Vision (published privately in 1925 and revised and republished for geenral circulation in 1937)
The Tower (1928)
The Winding Stair and Other Poems (1933)
The King of the Great Clock Tower (1934)
A Full Moon in March (1935)
New Poems (1938)
The Herne’s Egg-play (1938)
Last Poems (published posthumously in 1940)
Q28: When was The Lake of Isle of Innisfree written?
Answer: It was written in 1880.
Q29: What is the writing pattern of The Lake of Innisfree?
Answer: It is written in three quatrains and it is twelve-line poem.
Q30: When did Yeats die?
Answer: He died on January 28, 1939 at the age of 73.
Q31: Where did Yeats die?
Answer: He died in Menton, France.