Describe the "impersonal theory" of poetry by T. S. Eliot in "Tradition and the Individual Talent."

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Eliot's main claim is that "the poet, the man, and the poet, the artist are two different entities." We can understand this assertion at different levels. First, for Eliot, the poet's experience of emotion is unimportant. The poet's job is to create a product which can then be meaningful to an audience, not to have a deep emotional experience themselves. We can...

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