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CLIP 9226

W. B. Yeats 'Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven'

W. B. Yeats  'Aedh  Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven'
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Key Info
  • W. B. Yeats 'Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven'
  • Duration: 00:47
  • Singer Cerys Matthews performs W. B. Yeats' poem 'Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven'. This clip is published as part of the BBC Poetry Season, for more materials on this poet and poetry in general visit the website - bbc.co.uk/poetryseason/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    English

       Topic:

    Poetry: 19th Century

  • Keywords: Yeats, voice, interpretation, recite, cloths of heaven, thepoetryseason
Ideas for use in class
  • This reading of Yeats' poem could be compared with the many other versions which can be found on YouTube or made by students. When talking about different versions, a discussion of the poem and its meanings become inevitable.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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