1. True: (2) He won the Nobel Prize in 1923. /(4) Yeats always returned to Sligo for holidays. / (5) He was one of the greatest pushers of the Irish Literary Revival. / (6) He helped create the Irish Literary Theatre. / (7) Yeats had as companions Lady Gregory and Edward Martyn. False: (1) William Butler Yeats was an Englishman. / He was married to Maude Gonne.
4. a) Suggested answer: An exiled person, away from his beloved land, someone dreaming of his home place. Se necessário, o professor poderá explicar aos alunos que o termo ballad se refere ao tipo de canção que conta uma história, repete uma saga ou fala extensamente de algum fato. No caso,balladeer, termo usado na questão a, se refere ao cantor da balada.
b) In the 4th stanza, in which we read “On bended knees, their rosary is told”. The rosary is a symbol of Catholicism.
c) Suggested answer: Both long for an ideal place in Ireland.