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  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Eliot's Essay From Poe To Valery
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    Cats Meets The Raven What is an author What does it matter who is speaking These questions posed by Michel Foucault lead the reader of his essay in many directions and to multitudes of questions. The ideas presented in T.S. Eliot's essay From Poe to Valery illustrate three different ways of examining Poe, his work, and also the influence of his work. Eliot discusses the various influences Poe had on such famous authors as Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells. I especially like how he wrote that She...
  • 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...
  • 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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