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    “Preludes” is a poem of loneliness and the impersonal nature of the city, the emptiness of urban life and the often grimy, squalid environment—both physical and mental—in which so many...

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    The speaker in the poem is the poet himself and later in the poem he seems to be talking to someone. We think it is probably a woman because of the words 'curled papers' which she seems to be...

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    The image of the modern in Preludes by T. S. Eliot is conveyed through striking visual and sensual imagery of an urban wasteland, as in the lines:   One thinks of all the handsThat are raising...

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    In his poem "Preludes", T. S. Eliot describes the modern world as "sordid" and provides many concrete images that show the aesthetically unappealing aspects of modern urban life. The physical...

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    "Preludes" is a modernist poem by TS Eliot written in free verse. The language in the poem lends itself to imagery: there are dirty lots and dingy rooms, "short square fingers stuffing pipes", and...

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    Although "Preludes" is presented as a single poem, it is actually a collection of short pieces that T.S. Elliot wrote while in college. "Preludes" shows his development in free verse and his...

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    "Preludes" by T.S. Eliot is about an active modern city where there are no real people yet we get a feeling of bei9ng in the midst of an urban life that is caught in its own drab and somewhat...

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    This delicate, ironically titled poem is a portrait of an old man’s thoughts alone in a dingy room. The 1st stanza sets the setting – urban, windy, etc. Evening (dusk, the streetlamps being...

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    Literary “modernism” can be (and has been) variously defined, and the task of saying what, precisely, makes any particular poem a “modernist” work is very difficult. One way to think of...

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    Published in the second decade of the twentieth century, T.S. Eliot's early somber poem Preludes deserves its title. In its four sections Preludes 'raises the curtain' on many of the themes the...

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    T.S. Eliot's poem, Preludes, like his The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and The Waste Land, and works by other modernist authors does not shrink from the 19th century view that certain subjects...

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    I. Your unnamed narrator walks dwindlingly populated city streets, but he is clearly alone: even the people still populating the streets are distant. It is night. II. Morning begins to break, dawn,...

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    A century old this year, T.S. Eliot's Preludes raises the curtain on his great modernist masterpieces, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Waste Land and The Hollow Men. In essence four poems...

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    Eliot's primary target in his descriptions of urban life is to avoid the Romanticized images that have been present for so long. He seeks to create a reality that mirrors any large urban setting,...

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    Part IV of Eliot's poem Preludes re-introduces the evening from the first part and the soul from the third. It connects the images and themes from the previous sections together. The soul...

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    Eliot's Preludes is in the nature of an impressionist observation of a metropolitan journey. A series of four observational sequences, the poem makes us see the monotony, disgust, squalor and...

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    The idea of stanza five is that there is a power somewhere which may be able to make sense out of the urban images, and that this power, through suffering, may be able to redeem the people who are...

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    References to the body in most of Eliot's poetry have negative connotations about the sustainability and viability of the human race to continue and prosper. There are not many references to the...

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    The identity represented by “His” in line 39 is not clear, and is subject to . We may assume that a general person is intended, one of the representative nonentities who live in one of the...

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    We may presume that the “you” in the third stanza is female because of the image of the curled papers in the hair; while it may be open to interpretation, this seems reasonable with other...

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    This poem reflects Eliot’s early poetry in the imagist tradition. He presents little vignettes almost cinematically, as though he had selected them through the process of montage. The images of...

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    Eliot's Preludes is in the form of a sequence of impressionist observations of a metropolitan journey. A series of four observational sequences, the poem explores a fragmented city-scape...

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    This is a very interesting question indeed. The ironic element in Eliot's title is derived from the source domain of the word which functions as the title for these four fragments. The word...

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    Throughout Preludes and especially in the first part, Eliot is talking about the humdrum, repetitive and meaningless images of a fragmented and disconnected city-life. Nothing seems to happen here....

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    There are some people who think that "Preludes" by the poet TS Eliot actually serves as a "prelude" to some of his later works. It is true that is seems a good preparation for the cityscape and...

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    In "Preludes", T.S. Eliot depicts desperate, spiritually and mentally exhausted people living in an impersonal, sinful city. The stark language evokes images of a lonley, dismal, debauched culture....

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    Preludes is a pretty name for the poem written by T.S. Eliot - it suggests music, and also the presage of an event, usually something exciting or something to look forward to. It's written in free...

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    At the very beginning of the artistic era called the Modern era, T. S. Eliot was at the forefront of creative literary experimentation. When he was a young man and still a student he had a nervous...

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