William Yeats

An Irish Airman Foresees His Death


William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939) is a well-known Irish writer. The airman in the poem is Robert Gregory, the son of W.B.Yeats's friend Lady Gregory.He was a well-rounded man. He excelled at bowling, boxing, and horseback riding, he worked in a design studio and had his own exhibition of paintings in Chelsea in 1914. In 1915, he joined the army and entered the Royal Flying Corps in 1916. He received several decorations. He died tragically at the age of thirty-seven when an Italian pilot mistakenly shot him down.

An Irish Airman Foresees His Death

An Irish airman foresees his death. He joined the army only for the flying. As an Irishman, his country lies in Ireland, so he doesn't hate the people he fight, but also has no love for the people he guards. He became a volunteer in an impulse, although he is certain of death. But because the years behind were a waste of bread, as are the years to come, this death is in balance with his life.

I want to read the poem and listen to the song

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