What is "Preludes" about by T.S. Eliot?

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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 sterile concretre and rubble images of "The Wasteland." He wrote the...

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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 sterile concretre and rubble images of "The Wasteland." He wrote the piece in several short bursts while he a student at Harvard and also while in Europe. Although it sounds like a pretty musical theme in its title , this is ironic because it doesn't live up to that description. Time jumps about within the poem - look for instances of different times of day - and then returns to normal without "preluding" anything in particular. One of the themes it seems to talk about is the isolation and unpersonal style of modern urban city living.

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