The Lake Isle of Innisfree - Summary and Questions and Their Answers 1

The Lake Isle of Innisfree – Summary and Questions and Their Answers

Yeats was born in Ireland but spent the first sixteen years of his life in England, returning for a holiday only to his native Sligo. He was in London much later in his life when he heard tinkling water and was transported back to the small island of Innisfree on Lough Gill, a lake in Sligo, where he had dreamed of living as a young man. This experience influenced the ‘Innisfree Lake Isle,’ which is rich in its use of images, rhythm and rhythm to evoke sound and location.