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Differences In "Ode On Grecian Urn" And "Sailing To Byzantium"

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When you go to bed you see that it is dark outside, but when you wake you
see light. The light and dark of the day is very dissent, but they are very
closely related. Dark and light are the fares things from each other, while you
can't have light without dark meeting. In the "Ode on a Grecian Urn" and
"Sailing to Byzantium" we see these differences.
The difference in the "Ode on Grecian Urn" and " Sailing to Byzantium" are
very distinctive especially in the themes of art verses nature in the battle
between immortality. "Sailing to Byzantium" has themes such as art verses nature
while "Ode on a Grecian Urn" relies mainly on the battle of immortality in life.
This can also be said about "Sailing to Byzantium."
We will start with "Sailing to Byzantium to show the strive for immortality.
This theme of immortality as I go thoughtout this poem: "That is no country for
old men. The young in one other arms, bids in the tree. Those dying generations
of their song." (1,2,3) Imortality hit you in the face start off these lines. It
talks about old becoming young and birds and trees. This makes you think of
spring and vegetation and animals and life. Yates uses vivified examples such as
"An Aged Man is but a patty thing, a tattered coat upon a stick." (9,10) Yates
is describing a scarecrow or what you might call death. He also talks ...

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