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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...
  • 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...
  • Example Of Eliot's Poetry
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    Threatening Women A reoccurring theme in much of Eliot's poetry is the figure or figures of threatening women. Eliot includes his intimidation of women in a lot of poetry he writes. However, with some of his later poetry his feeling towards women changes. He goes from fearing them and feeling threatened to almost celebrating them. When comparing his work in "The Wasteland" to his work in "Marina" you can definitely sense a change in his feelings. Could this change in his poetry be a result of hi...
  • 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...
  • Eliot's Early Poetry
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    Eliot attributed a great deal of his early style to the French Symbolists -- Rimbaud, Baudelaire, Mallarme, and Lafargue -- whom he first encountered in college, in a book by Arthur Symons called The Symbolist Movement in Literature. It is easy to understand why a young aspiring poet would want to imitate these glamorous bohemian figures, but their ultimate effect on his poetry is perhaps less profound than he claimed. While he took from them their ability to infuse poetry with high intellectual...
  • Eliot's Poems
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    Modernism was the time period between 1865 and 1950 that consisted of a change in the perspectives of how Americans examined themselves and their role in society. Many things occurred during these eighty five years that accounted for a great social change. Among these things were World War I, the Civil Rights Movement, prohibition, women suffrage, and the Great Depression. Particularly after World War I and during women's suffrage, society's standpoint on certain issues changed dramatically. Aft...
  • Form Prufrock
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    This poem, the earliest of Eliot's major works, was completed in 1910 or 1911 but not published until 1915. It is an examination of the tortured psyche of the prototypical modern man -- overeducated, eloquent, neurotic, and emotionally stilted. Prufrock, the poem's speaker, seems to be addressing a potential lover, with whom he would like to 'force the moment to its crisis' by somehow consummating their relationship. But Prufrock knows too much of life to 'dare' an approach to the woman: In his ...
  • Numerous Anti Semitic Referrals In Eliots Poems
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    As one of America's first modernist poets, T.S. Eliot's unique style and subject matter would have a dramatic influence on writers for the century to come. Born in 1888 in St. Louis Mo. at the tail end of the 'Cowboy era' he grew up in the more civilized industrial era of the early 20th century, a time of the Wright Brothers and Henry Ford. The Eliot family was endowed with some of the best intellectual and political connections in America of that time, and as a result went to only the best scho...
  • Reader In Eliot's World Of Desolation
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    The imagery depicted in T.S. Eliot's poem 'The Hollow Men' evokes a sense of desolate hopelessness and lends to Eliot's generally cynical view of civilization during this period in history. A reaction of deep and profound disappointment in mankind around him is made evident in this stark work, first published in 1925. In this short piece, Eliot enumerates several deep faults he finds in his fellowman, including hypocrisy, apathy and indifference, and leaves the reader with a feeling of overwhelm...
  • Feeling And Theme Of Emptiness
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    The Theme of Emptiness in "The Hollow Men " The Hollow Men", a poem written by T.S. Eliot shows the narrators disgust and his faithless attitude toward all mankind. He refers to the human race as being "hollow", (1) and having a "headpiece filled with straw", (4) which creates the feeling and theme of emptiness. Eliot also uses allusions, symbols, and repetition as powerful, and depressing poetic devices to make mankind seem hollow. The theme of emptiness is clearly visible throughout the poem, ...
  • Eliot Pound Collaboration On The Waste Land
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    Richard Ell man Pound's criticism of The Waste Land was not of its meaning; he liked its despair and was indulgent of its neo-Christian hope. He dealt instead with its stylistic adequacy and freshness. For example, there was an extended, unsuccessful imitation of The Rape of the Lock at the beginning of "The Fire Sermon". It described the lady Fresca (imported to the waste land from "Gerontion" and one day to be exported to the States for the soft drink trade). Instead of making her toilet like ...
  • Dramatic Monologues The Speaker
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    The early examples of dramatic monologue created strong expectations about the genre. This unique type of poetry offers a refreshing change from other types of poetry and intrigues the reader, beckoning an analysis and interpretation of the speaker and his or her character. Two defining early dramatic monologues are; Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess" and Lord Alfred Tennyson's "Ulysses". These two poems, both written mid-nineteenth century, share many characteristics. Both speak through the vo...
  • Eliot's First Long Philosophical Poem
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    Thomas Stearns Eliot otherwise known as T.S. Eliot was born in Missouri on the 26th of September in 1888 to Henry Ware a businessman and Charlotte Stearns Eliot a gifted poetess. Eliot attended Miss Locke's Primary School and Smith Academy in St. Louis. His first poems and prose pieces appeared in the Smith Academy Record in 1905, the year of his graduation. He attended Harvard University, When he left the United States in 1910 he had earned both undergraduate and masters degrees and contributed...
  • Negative And A Criticism To Our Land
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    American poems can be considered social critics because of their references to the outside world. Robert Frost, Edwin Arlington Robinson, T.S. Eliot, and Ezra Pound can be referred to as social critics. In many of Robert Frost's poems he talks about nature. Frost criticizes people in the world who ruin nature. An example of this would be in his poem Birches were he states, "Like girls on hands and knee that throw their hair before them over their heads to dry in the sun", he makes the girls seem...
  • Structure Of The Poem As A Journey
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    'A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For the journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter. ' And the camels galled, sore-footed, refractory, Lying down in the melting snow. There were times we regretted The summer palaces on slopes, the terraces, And the silken girls bringing sherbet. Then the camel men cursing and grumbling And running away, and wanting their liquor and women, And the night-fires going out, and the lack o...
  • Eliot's Poems
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    "Of withered leaves about your feet... You dozed, and watched the night revealing, the thousand sordid images... Of which your soul was constituted... The notion of some infinitely gentle, infinitely suffering thing". (Preludes) These are one of the many demoralizing lines found in Eliot's poetry. T.S. Eliot is considered to be one of the most prominent poets and playwrights of his time and his works are said to have promoted to "reshape modern literature" (Britannica). He was born in 1888 in St...
  • Numerous References To Eliot's Theme On Time
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    T.S. Eliot: The Epitome of Modernism By formulating a profoundly pessimistic image of society in the 19th century, T.S. Eliot defined the principles of a new literary trend. Although not the founder of this literary trend, Eliot flirted with his pessimism and formulated new ideals and perspectives, allowing him to become the epitome of Modernism and a main hegemon to English literature. With a purely cynical view of the United States of America's lack of cosmopolitan culture and with prevalent t...
  • Authority Of Eliot's Modernism
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    T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) T (homes) S (tears) Eliot was born in St. Louis in 1888 to a family with prominent New England roots. Eliot largely abandoned his Midwestern roots and chose to ally himself with both New and old England throughout his life. He attended Harvard as an undergraduate in 1906, was accepted into the literary circles, and had a predilection for 16th- and 17th-century poetry, the Italian Renaissance (particularly Dante), Eastern religion, and philosophy. Perhaps the greatest influ...

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