Sailing to Byzantium Imp. points

  • A Byzantium is an ancient Greek city, now known as Istanbul.
  • Sailing to Byzantium is a poem written in 1926 and published in 1928 by William Butler Yeats.
  • Sailing to Byzantium is a collection from `The Tower`.
  • Sailing to Byzantium written in Irish, British language.
  • The poem consists four stanza each stanza has eight lines.
  • The form of the poem is Ottava, Rima followed by rhyme scheme ABAB and ABCC.
  • The poem is written in Iambic Pentameter, and the last two lines is in couplet.
  • The highlight of the poem is that Sailing to Byzantium is a poem in which there is a clash of opposites.
  • This poem is the masterpiece of W.B Yeats
  • Sailing to the Byzantium is a lyric poem.
  • The poem is widely admired for its inventive evocative imagery and masterfully interwoven phrases.
  • Literary critic Prank Kermode calls the poem a marvelously contrived emblem of what Yeats took the work of the art to be.
  • The action of a poem concerns the problem immersing oneself in life and at the same time striving for permanence.

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