Skip to main content

The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats

The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats


You've probably seen the 2007 Best Picture-winner, "No Country for Old Men." But did you know that the title comes from the first line of poet William Butlet Yeats's "Sailing to Byzantium"? Although the film and poem are very very different, this video masterclass offered through the Yeats Collection from the National Library of Ireland gives insight into William Butler Yeats and his writing of that poem. After watching the video you may also access a written analysis of the work.

Dr. Luca Crispi, National Library of Ireland

• Lesson Plans • Audio • Pictures and/or Illustrations • Biographical Information


• High School

Becca Gilman