Yeats's Attachment to the Reality in "Sailing to Byzantium"

Hie Sup Choi
2014 The Yeats Journal of Korea  
W. B. Yeats's "Byzantium" and "Sailing to Byzantium" are known as Byzantium poems. In these poems Yeats shows Byzantium as an ideal place in which to live an eternal life. So, scholars examine these poems to see Yeats seeking an ideal place. I focus on "Sailing to Byzantium" to prove that Yeats has affirmed reality, while he is striving to achieve the ideal.
doi:10.14354/yjk.2014.45.117 fatcat:albqhifnvvf37pr43x7nxtjkpy