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Campbell, Harry Modean. “Yeats's ‘Sailing to Byzantium.’” Modern Language Notes 70, no. 8 (December 1955): 585-89.

Discusses critical responses to Yeats's poem.

Corbett, David Peters. “T. Sturge Moore's ‘Do We or Do We Not, Know It?’ and the Writing of ‘Byzantium.’” In Yeats Annual No. 10, edited by Warwick Gould, pp. 241-49. London, England: The Macmillan Press Ltd., 1993.

Provides a historical context for the poem, focusing on Yeats's correspondence with T. Sturge Moore.

Daalder, Joost. “Some Possible Sources for ‘Sailing to Byzantium’: A Reconsideration.” Yeats Eliot Review 9, no. 1 (fall 1987): 1-16.

Argues that Archibald A. Hill's earlier piece on Yeats's ‘Sailing to Byzantium’ is mistaken and that Keats's “Ode to a Nightingale” and Hans Christian Andersen's story “The Nightingale” are in fact sources for Yeats's poem.

Gordon, Andrew. “Shakespeare's The Tempest and Yeats's “Sailing to Byzantium” in Seize the Day.” Saul Bellow Journal 4, no. 1 (fall/winter 1985): 45-51.

Considers the use Bellow makes of Yeats's “Sailing to Byzantium” in his novel, Seize the Day.

Hill, Archibald A. “Method in Source Study: Yeats's Golden Bird of Byzantium as a Test Case.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language 17, no. 2 (summer 1975): 525-38.

Examines possible sources for the golden nightingale in “Sailing to Byzantium”

Malins, Edward. “‘Sailing to Byzantium.’” In A Preface to Yeats. Second Edition, revisions and additional material by John Purkis, pp. 102-05. Essex, England: Longman Group UK Limited, 1994.

The chapter “Poems of the 1920s,” includes a brief introduction to the poem.

Porter, Kevin. “The Rhetorical Problem of Eternity in Yeats's Byzantium Poems.” Yeats Eliot Review 14, no. 1 (summer 1996): 10-17.

Provides a linguistic analysis of stasis and timelessness in Yeats's poem.

Ross, Jr., Donald. “Stylistic Contrast in Yeats's Byzantium Poems.” Language and Style 8, no. 4 (fall 1975): 293-305.

A linguistic analysis of stylistic similarities and differences among Yeats's two Byzantium poems.

Srivastava, Kamta C. “‘Sailing to Byzantium’: A Note in Dissent.” In Unaging Intellect: Essays on W. B. Yeats, pp. 188-93. Delhi, India: Doaba House Booksellers & Publishers, 1983.

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