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Literary Influences & Yeats' Early Works

The Works of William Blake, Poetic, Symbolic, and Critical

From an early age, W. B. Yeats took little interest in schooling, and his formal education was very inconsistent. Of his early education, he later said, “Because I had found it difficult to attend to anything less interesting than my thoughts, I was difficult to teach.” When his family lived in London in the late 1870s, Yeats attended a day school in Hammersmith, the Godolphin, with less than stellar results. He was more interested in listening to his father’s friends, mostly painters under the Pre-Raphaelite influence.

Literary Influences & Yeats' Early Works