Explain how Eliot uses language and imagery to suggest the kind of neighborhood he is describing in his poem "The Winter Evening Settles Down."
Eliot uses language and imagery that suggests the "burnt-out" and hurried end of a long day. The neighborhood setting is dilapidated and abandoned. Freshly devoid of people, it is lonely, empty, and deserted. Eliot's metaphors also add to the mood of the neighborhood, making readers feel its smoke and desolation.
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