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    The Lake Isle Of Innisfree by William Butler Yeats - Poetry Reading


    by Rajshri

    The Lake Isle Of Innisfree - A poem by William Butler Yeats. About the poem - The "Lake Isle of Innisfree" is a poem written by William Butler Yeats in 1888. The poem was published first in the National Observer in 1890 and reprinted in The Countess Kathleen and Various Legends and Lyrics in 1892. One of Yeats's earlier poems, "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" was an attempt to create a form of poetry that was Irish in origin rather than one that adhered to the standards set by English poets and critics.[1] The poem, unlike many others from the era, does not contain direct references to mysticism and the occult. It received critical success in the United Kingdom and France. About the poet - William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939) was an Irish poet and playwright, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. He was born in Dublin, Ireland. Yeats was considered as the Master of symbolism. In 1923, he was awarded with the Nobel Prize in Literature. For more videos log onto Also find us on Facebook at Subscribe & Stay Tuned -