Date of Award


Document Type




First Reader

Dr. Susan Wink

Second Reader

Dr. Johnny Wink

Third Reader

Dr. Herman Sandford


William Bulter Yeats was born June 16, 1865, in a house called "Georgeville," in Sandymount, Dublin, Ireland. His father, John Butler Yeats, was a first rate Anglo-Irish painter, philosopher, critic and scholar. His mother, however, was introspective and preferred the quiet life of rural Ireland to the intellectual exchange that captivated her husband. In the poetry of W. B. Yeats, there are manifestations of both his mother's and his father's influence. The Yeats family shuffled back and forth between Dublin, London, and Sligo, always short of money but rich in culture, learning and verve.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.