The Tower (book) | Critical Essay by L. C. Parks

This literature criticism consists of approximately 21 pages of analysis & critique of The Tower (book).
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Critical Essay by L. C. Parks

Source: Parks, L. C. “The Hidden Aspect of ‘Sailing to Byzantium.’ Études Anglaises 16, no. 4 (October-December 1963): 333-44.

In the following essay, the author shows that “the form of ‘Sailing to Byzantium’ closely follows the form of a Rosicrucian initiation into an ideal order of reality” and that “by means of this poem, Yeats achieves his lifelong goal: a fusion of his esthetic with an occult idealism.”

Yeats' “Sailing to Byzantium”1 is deceptively plain and promises far more meaning than it will yield the unaided reader. I hope to make clear some of the hidden aspect of the poem by relating it to its genesis; that is, to its inception and development as they can be seen through Yeats' perennial...

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