Week

1

Irish mythology and the poetry of nature

‘The Song of Wandering Aengus’   (1897)

week

2

Irish nationalism and the poetry of passion

'Easter'    (1916)

WEEK

3

A visionary journey: mortality and the spirit

'Sailing to Byzantium'   (1927)

WEEK

4

Reflections in old age: the nature of creativity

'Long-legged Fly'   (1939)

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the poetry 

of w.b. Yeats