Textual Analysis of the Poem Sailing to Byzantium

  • Lok Raj Sharma Associate Professor of English, Makawanpur Multiple Campus, Hetauda, Nepal
Keywords: Sailing to Byzantium, Textual analysis, William Butler Yeats


This article attempts to accomplish a textual analysis of the poem Sailing to Byzantium composed by William Butler Yeats. The textual analysis incorporates the analysis of divergent aspects existed in a text. The crucial aspects are: the title of the poem, substance of the poem, form of the poem, tone of the speaker, sound devices, literary devices, diction, syntax, mode of expression, themes and so on. The article writer has tried to descry these aspects to analyze them in brief. This article, which involves the interpretation of the poem from the perspective of its texture, is significant to teachers and students who are engrossed in studying English poetry.

How to Cite
Sharma, L. R. (2021). Textual Analysis of the Poem Sailing to Byzantium. Shanlax International Journal of English, 9(3), 13-20. https://doi.org/10.34293/english.v9i3.3884