Analysis of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land
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Current critical debate discusses contemporary poetry in terms of the Pound, Stevens or Williams’ era, forgetting T. S. Eliot, the poet who presided over the literary scenario for almost half a century. Eliot’s bookishness, political conservatism and religious leanings, together with the Modernist cultivation...
How Far Does T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land Present a Realistic Picture of London After the First World War?
Eliot’s 1922 poem The Waste Land is unarguably a poem about the decline of western civilization in general. It is for this reason that the reader would not expect to find many specific references...
“Home is where one starts from:”
Space in Selected Poems of T. S. Eliot
Advisor: Professor Brian McHale
18 August 2009
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Interior Space, Exterior Space and the Thresholds in Between
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INTRODUCTION OF T.S ELIOT
Thomas Stearns Eliot OM (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965) was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic and "one of the twentieth century's...
THE WASTE LAND
In brief, The Waste Land is a 433-line modernist poem by T. S Eliot published in 1922. It has been called “one of the most important poems of the 20th century.” Despite the poem’s obscurity which it shifts between satire and prophecy, its abrupt and unannounced changes of speaker, location...
Whether they travel to the city by car or by train, Tom and Daisy have to pass the valley
of ashes with its massive advertisement for Dr T. J. Eckleburg. These huge eyes brood
over the novel, as Nick keeps commenting on them and Wilson equates them with the
eyes of God. Through this symbol...
T s eliot as a modrn poet
He is perhaps the most influential poet of the last century. The innovations that Elliot brought to poetry caused a dramatic change to virtually every art form. This includes novels, films, and poetry.
T.S. Eliot worked for his entire adult life at a publishing house...
WW I and the arrival of the ideas mentioned before brought about a general spirit of pessimism, disillusionment and skepticism (reflected in The Waste Land, for instance). There was an important group of American writers (Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Dos Passos , e.e.cummings, Hart Crane) who shared this spirit...
T.S. Eliot: Questioning Everything
The works of Thomas Stern Eliot, more well known as T.S. Eliot, reflect not only his experiences, but also events that transpired around him. His poetry is only some of the most influential and the most erudite. Many believe that his poetry marks the beginning of...
Gender and Sexuality in The Waste Land
In a society obsessed with materialism, nihilism, and indulgences, The Waste Land provides a counter to this cultural degeneration. Whether it is post World War I or the modern era, Eliot manages to exploit the cultural crisis through allusions of a deteriorated...
surrealism in modern literature and painting: T.S. Eliot The Waste Land (Part 1), W. B. Yeats ‘The Second Coming’, Gertrude Stein Picasso (selections) and paintings by Picasso and Dalí. Discussion includes the teaching advantages of the new iPad The Waste Land application and a range of easier novels.
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 Eliot"s writings. There are several reasons for...
Can The Past Influence the Future?
The Great Gatsby continues to fascinate and grasp the attention of Americans today. In an era much like the 1920’s, one in which we have come to enjoy new levels of comfort and convenience, in which we celebrate celebrity and opulence, but in which there remain glaring...
prevalent than symbolism. “A Streetcar Named Desire” is about a Southern belle, Blanche Dubois, and her emotional breakdown from the desire of men. Williams uses colors, places, and music symbolically throughout his work to express his ideas and make the story a classic epitome of symbolism in American...
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 Eliot's writings. There are several reasons for...
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“The Fire Sermon” Analysis.
This section, and the longest of Elliot’s “The Waste Land”, depicts poor, gloomy, lethargic scenery in which the themes of lust, sexual ambiguity, moral degradation, spiritual melancholy, abound throughout...
Murder in the Cathedral
By T. S. Eliot
In 1163, a quarrel began between the British King Henry II and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket. The men had been good friends, but each felt that his interests should be of primary concern to the nation and that the other should acquiesce to his demands...
T. S. Eliot's "The Waste Land" has been named the most important poem ever written. Many have also said that it is the most influential piece of literature ever to come out of the Western Cannon. However, at the same time, there are those that claim that it is simply given too much meaning and yet others...
T. S. Eliot
Thomas Stearns Eliot was born on September 26th, 1888 in St Louis, Mo. His father, Henry Ware Eliot, was the chairman of the board of a brick company and served the cultural institutions his father had helped found, as well as other men. His father married a woman named Charlotte Champ...
Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Richard Wright, Willa Cather, John Dos Passos, Thomas Wolfe, Henry Roth, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer (in fiction); T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, H. D., Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Langston Hughes (in poetry); and Eugene O’Neill, Lillian Hellman, Tennessee...
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Whitman was also a poet of the body – "the body electric," as he called it. It is said that Whitman "was the first...
Eliot sought to combine his poetic talent with the form of drama in this excellent and outstanding text. It is easy to see the massive influence that poetry has on this play, as there are only two sections that are written in verse, which are Thomas's Christmas sermon and the so-called "apologies" of...
In literature, traces of its use are found from the end of the
nineteenth century: there is a reference to the ‘ache of Modernism’ in
Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1891). In critical studies, the term
was first used in an essay by Robert Graves and Laura Riding called A
Survey of Modernist...
artist to understand, it is important to bear in mind the fact that he does not leave his readers bewildered. In his essays Poe manifests his use of symbolism and the effect behind his works.
Patrick F. Quinn’s The French Face of Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most
important critical works on Poe, in which...
The Ocean-Desert: The Ancient Mariner and. The Waste Land
WHEN Coleridge's The Ancient Mariner and T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land are juxtaposed, the two poems become mutually illuminating. Nor is the juxtaposition arbitrary, since both are essentially religious poems concerned...
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CE-105, Introduction to Environmental Studies; L: 3; Credits: 3;
Overview: Environment and Natural Processes; Development (Resource Utilization & Waste Generation); Environmental issues; Concept of Sustainable Development; Issues affecting future...
In light of these views consider the ways in which three authors present the significance of time: Rose Tremain in Restoration, Eliot in The Waste Land and Geoffrey Chaucer in The Merchant’s Tale.
These three texts successfully embody symbolic interpretations of their different historical...
"The Waste Land" is a modernist poem by T. S. Eliot caused a sensation when it was published in 1922. It is today the most widely translated and studied English-language poem of the twentieth century. This is perhaps surprising given the poem's length and its difficulty, but Eliot's vision of modern...
to the Page T. S. Eliot's work was greatly influenced by his life. There was a basic pattern in his works that corresponded with the events in his life. This pattern brought about many changes and phases in his poetry. Even Eliot's attitude was reflected in his work. A quote from T. S. Eliot: The Man and...