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William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats

W.B. Yeats (1865-1939)

Among School Children

No Second Troy

Sailing To Byzantium

September 1913

The Fisherman

The Circus Animals' Desertion



Patrick Kavanagh

Patrick Kavanagh

Technique and Style


Canal Bank Walk

Inniskeen Road : July Evening

Stoney Grey Soil

Austin Clarke

Austin Clarke

Aspects of Clarke's Poetry

The Planters Daughter

The Lost Heifer

The Blackbird of Derrycairn


King Lear

Theme of Love in King Lear

The Character of Kent

The Parallels between the Main Plot and the Sub Plot


The Plough and The Stars

Jack Clitheroe

Nora Clitheroe

Socialism and The Covey

Language in The Plough and The Stars

Wuthering Heights

Background to Wuthering Heights

The Character of Catherine Earnshaw

The Character of Cathy Linton

The Character of Edgar Linton

The Character of Hareton Earnshaw

The Character of Heathcliff

The Narrative Techniques

Heathcliff The Revenger

Themes of the Novel

Weather Quotations

Below are two essays which received 100% in the Leaving Cert.

Read them and see what you think....

Life is a Tale Told by an Idiot


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This page was last updated on 10/6/97.