National Identity in Yeats’ Poetry

Khalil Hasan Nofal


This paper is intended to investigate and scrutinize how national identity is quested and portrayed in William Butler Yeats’ poetry taking into consideration the eco-postcolonial perspective. Some poems have been chosen to fulfill this purpose such as An Irish Airman Foresees His Death, September 1913, Easter 1916, The Fisherman, The Second Coming, The Stolen Child, and The Rose Tree. Yeats, through these poems, portrays the Irish identity in terms of language, homeland, nature, culture, belonging, and roots and ancestors.


Identity; Homeland; Language; Culture; Nature; Roots; Ancestors

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