Analyze the rhythm in T.S Eliot's poem "Virginia."

The rhythm in T.S. Eliot's poem "Virginia" is free-flowing. In this, it consciously mirrors that of the river depicted in the poem. The profusion of rhymes and literary techniques, such as alliteration, add to the sense of flowing movement.

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The poem "Virginia," like the river it depicts, moves steadily onwards. It flows consistently from beginning to end. In seeking to capture the unique rhythms of the river's movement, Eliot resorts to short sentences that convey a sense of restlessness. The river moves; it cannot help but move, so the poem must reflect that movement.

Eliot heightens the rhythm of the poem by emphasizing the dynamic nature of the river at the expense of the stillness in the surrounding...

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