Literature Study GuidesBy The Waters Of Babylon

By the Waters of Babylon | Study Guide

Stephen Vincent Benét

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Overview

Author

Stephen Vincent Benét

Year Published

1937

Type

Short Story

Genre

Science Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

"By the Waters of Babylon" is told from the first-person point of view by John, an aspiring priest.

Tense

"By the Waters of Babylon" is told in the past tense.

About the Title

The title refers to the phrase "by the waters of Babylon" in Psalm 137 of the Book of Psalms in the Hebrew Bible. The title alludes to that scripture's message about a people longing for a distant homeland.

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