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  • Poems Eliot
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    T.S. ELIOT Thomas Stearns Eliot was born to a very distinguished New England family on September 26, 1888, in St. Louis, Missouri. His father, Henry Ware, was a very successful businessman and his mother, Charlotte Stearns Eliot, was a poetess. His paternal grandfather established and presided over Washington University. While visiting Great Britain in 1915, World War I started and Eliot took up a permanent residency there. In 1927, he became a British citizen. While living in Britain, Eliot met...
  • Mirror Of Eliots Life
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    The Life of T.S. Eliot Thomas Stearns Eliot was born on September 26, 1888, in St. Louis Missouri, to Henry Ware and Charlotte Stearns Elliot. His father was a businessman, and his mother was a poetess. Eliot came from a financially endowed family and was allowed to attend all of the best schools. His education started at the prestigi es grammar school Smith Academy in St. Louis. He then went to secondary school in Massachusets at Milton Academy, a preparatory school for Harvard. In 1906, he sta...
  • John Richardson
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    Rogue's gallery Sacred Monsters, Sacred Masters John Richardson 363 pp, Cape It gave Dr Barnes great satisfaction to say "nuts" to T S Eliot. Albert Barnes, a rapaciously paranoiac Philadelphian drug manufacturer, was the owner of the greatest private collection of modernist paintings in America; and America's greatest modernist poet made the mistake of requesting to see them. Eliot was lucky to get away with a fusillade of verbal abuse. Others were met with buckets of water, vitriol and death t...
  • T.S. Eliots Waste Land
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    T.S. Eliot was a very influential pessimist, always and constantly thriving on his hatred of little things and his love life. Eliot was born in St. Louis Missouri - 1888 ad. His parents were both writers and loved the arts, most effectively passing on the genes to their son. While growing up he learned many things, his parents were extremely social and intellectual and they pushed him to achieve the highest of statuses. He went to college at Harvard University and then moved to London to go to O...
  • T.S. Eliots Use Of Estrangement In Poems
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    Cook 1 Research Paper T.S. Eliot Robin Cook World Lit II Professor Wong January 27, 1997 T.S. Eliot, perhaps one of the most controversial poets of modern times, wrote what many critics consider the most controversial poem of all, The Waste Land. The Waste Land was written using a fragmented style. This is a style that is evident in all of Eliots writings. There are several reasons for his using this approach, from a feeling of being isolated, to a problem articulating thoughts (Bergonzi 18, Cud...
  • Ts Eliot
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    "Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?" T.S. Eliot (T.S. Eliot Quotes.) TS Eliot was not only a poet, but a poet that wanted to change his world. He was writing in the hopes that it would give his society a reality check that would encourage them to change themselves and make their lives more worthwhile. Through his themes of alienation, isolation, and giving an example of a decaying society, T...
  • Eliot Views London Life
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    Throughout his presentation of London and its citizens, Eliot creates a tremendous and oppressive sense of inertia and stagnation. He evokes brilliantly both the literal wasteland which World War One left and also the profound spiritual dissatisfaction which many at that time felt, as well as the need for a rebirth or resurrection. The first words of this section; 'Unreal City' convey perfectly the sense of awe and even dread with which Eliot views London life. There is something incredibly inte...
  • Eliot's Personal Spiritual Journey
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    Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965) began his spiritual enquiry as a young man. At university he studied comparative religions and the medieval mystics. His thinking was greatly influenced by the philosopher Bertrand Russell and the poet Ezra Pound. Eliot's experimentation with forms of poetry were a kind of literary journey which may have reflected something of his spiritual journey. Termed 'one of the major Christian poets of the 20th Century' (1), Eliot's work on spiritual matters greatly appeal...
  • George Eliot George Eliot
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    George Eliot George Eliot, pseudonym of Marian Evans (1819-1880) This article appeared in The Times Literary Supplement of 20 November 1919, and was reprinted in The Common Reader: First Series. Virginia Woolf also wrote on George Eliot in the Daily Herald of 9 March 1921 and the Nation and Athenaeum of 30 October 1926. To read George Eliot attentively is to become aware how little one knows about her. It is also to become aware of the credulity, not very creditable to one's insight, with which,...
  • Jacobs And Eliot
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    Brianna Lusk Caster Paper 1 Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and The Fire Sermon No one ever questioned T.S. Eliot as to whether or not he is a human being. Harriet Jacobs is just as much of a person, but looked down upon as a possession, as an animal. T.S. Eliot: white, popular, praised. Harriet Jacobs: African-American, hidden, questioned. In comparing Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and T.S. Eliots The Fire Sermon there lies a correlation between the two literary works. While T.S. ...
  • Section The Fisher King
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    T.S. Eliot wrote The Waste Land using a different type of poetry style and organization than was typical at the time. It follows the flow of its own themes, jumping from time to time and place to place as quickly as a thought comes and goes. Eliot uses opposites juxtaposed with each other without transfer to emphasize his themes. The poem is a mythic experience of kings, queens, and heroes. Eliot also uses this poem as an ironic quest of modern day people. The setting and the cast of The Waste L...
  • Mother Figure To Eliot
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    One of the most astounding facts about George Eliot is that he is actually a woman, whose real name is Marian Evans. She was born during the era of Victorian literature, and she grew up with a wide variety of people, including her family, who have all played an influential role in her life. Besides people and her family, her love life was also a very influential factor in her style of writing and the content of her works. This can be seen in works like Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Middlemar...
  • 1925 Eliot's Poem
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    "Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality" -T.S. Eliot Being an expatriate T.S. Eliot was extremely affected by World War I and as a result his writings were blatantly dominated by his cynical views of the world around him. Constructed in 1925 Eliot's poem "The Hollow Men" was one of many depressing pieces that had evolved during the period between both World Wars. It's a poem that evokes a sense...

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