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Araby

Like “An Encounter,” “Araby” is one of short stories that together make up James Joyce’s 1914 collection, Dubliners. It is perhaps the most anthologized of Joyce’s stories, demonstrating his use of epiphany.

Yeats wrote: "I think that in early Byzantium [now Istanbul], maybe never before or since in recorded history, religious, aesthetic, and practical life were one, that architects and artificers . . . spoke to the multitude in gold and silver."

Sailing to Byzantium

Yeats wrote: “I think that in early Byzantium [now Istanbul], maybe never before or since in recorded history, religious, aesthetic, and practical life were one, that architects and artificers . . . spoke to the multitude in gold and silver.”

Using the meter and syntax of his 1911 version of the Anglo-Saxon poem <em>The Seafarer</em>, Pound recreates Odysseus' descent into the underworld in order to divine what his future may hold. Pound also echoes Dante's own journey through Hell in <em>The Divine Comedy</em>.

Canto I

Using the meter and syntax of his 1911 version of the Anglo-Saxon poem The Seafarer, Pound recreates Odysseus’ descent into the underworld in order to divine what his future may hold. Pound also echoes Dante’s own journey through Hell in The Divine Comedy.