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Előd Pál Csirmaz “ Sailing ” to “ Byzantium ” A Voyage into Symbolism While

  title={Előd P{\'a}l Csirmaz “ Sailing ” to “ Byzantium ” A Voyage into Symbolism While},
  author={William Butler Yeats},
  • William Butler Yeats
  • Published 2009
  • While William Butler Yeats’s “Sailing to Byzantium” is often described as “less complex” than “Byzantium,” the differences between the two poems appear to have rarely been considered on levels other than meaning or referents. This essay aims to unearth a basic textual difference which may account for the above judgement with the help of a framework rooted in structuralism and influenced by the theories of Alexander A. Potebnja. The analyses of the two poems allow the conclusion that while… CONTINUE READING

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    Yeats ’ s Byzantium and its Sources

    • Frederick L. Gwynn
    • Philological Quarterly XXXII ( January
    • 1953