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T. S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot's "Whispers of Immortality" is a poem of eight quatrains, divided into two parts of fours quatrains each. The rhyme scheme is ABCB, with some use of slant rhyme. The meter is generally...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2020 2:11 pm UTC

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T. S. Eliot

T.S. Eliot's poem "To the Indians Who Died in Africa" is one about men who reminisce in their old age about fighting a war in a foreign country--much like today as the western nations fight in...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2013 5:43 pm UTC

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T. S. Eliot

There are many examples in the poem that point to mystical experience.For example, in part two: The first-met stranger in the waning dusk I caught the sudden look of some dead master Whom I had...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2009 2:01 pm UTC

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T. S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot read widely, but two books that had a profound influence on him were The Symbolist Movement in Literature by Arthur Symons and The Golden Bough by James Frazer. Eliot discovered The...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2020 2:07 pm UTC

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"The Hollow Men," narrated by one of the hollow men, describes the mental state of people who have lost all hope and all religious faith and become hollow inside. Their world has become devoid of...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2020 1:10 pm UTC

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T. S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot is often considered one of the most important – and also one of the most emblematic – literary figures of the twentieth century. As a leading proponent and practitioner of literary...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2011 3:28 pm UTC

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T. S. Eliot

T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf have been sharply criticized by successive generations of scholars and critics for their unashamed elitism. These two representatives of the modernist movement came...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2020 5:03 pm UTC

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This line is not actually present in the poem, but I will attempt to answer it anyway. The speaker of the poem is discussing the difference between destination and destiny. If a man dies in battle...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2010 12:14 am UTC

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The poem "To the Indians Who Died in Africa" is written in the voice of a British soldier speaking to soldiers from the Indian subcontinent. This suggests that the British soldier may have been the...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2012 5:58 pm UTC

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T. S. Eliot

One essential difference between Eliot and Jauss how literary meaning is produced. For Eliot, the writer is of primary importance. Eliot's idea of "tradition" (as expressed in his essay "Tradition...

Latest answer posted December 26, 2019 1:05 pm UTC

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Eliot's "poetic genius," as defined by Kermode, can be observed in the work of Eliot as he describes characters, themes or topics that show the condition of the Modern way of life, which is defined...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2013 5:20 am UTC

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Eliot's poetry focuses on developing a picture of contemporary life in Britain that paints a somewhat bleak picture of man and life. Key themes in his work are the alienation and loneliness of the...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2013 6:38 am UTC

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I would say that these references to time can absolutely be linked to the reader's understanding of alienation as it is represented in these two poems. By constantly making the reader aware of the...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2019 4:31 pm UTC

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T. S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot (September 26, 1888–January 4, 1965) was an American poet who moved to England and became a British subject in 1927. He is considered a leading example of the Modernist...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2020 12:10 pm UTC

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What Eliott so carefully crafts is a poem that becomes complex in its very simplicity. "The Winter Evening Settles Down" very clearly is set in a poverty section of some city. "The smell of steaks...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2010 2:52 am UTC

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T.S. Eliot's poem "Virginia" describes a red river in Virginia, reddened by the iron in the clay soil. The river functions as a symbol of stasis or inactivity. Unlike most rivers, which are...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2020 7:53 pm UTC

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In theme (the impending collapse of cultural unity and collective consciousness, the beginning of a subjective sensibility free of social conformity), all the “modern” poets share Eliot’s view, for...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2013 4:34 pm UTC

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