The Great Wheel and Byzantium Poems
거대한 수레와 2편의 비잔티움 시

Wonkyung Shin
2011 The Yeats Journal of Korea  
W. B. Yeats's A Vision is the nucleus of his poetic philosophy, and the Great Wheel in it is the core idea representing his thoughts on life. For him, what he believes becomes poetry. Indeed, the system of A Vision permeates his later work. This article studies two Byzantium poems, "Sailing to Byzantium" and "Byzantium," and concludes that the four quarters in the Great Wheel has crystallized into two great poems.
doi:10.14354/yjk.2012.38.171 fatcat:6rl576xxt5hklf4rcp4xvoutte