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 Moderni
T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land”
Eliot imparts to us the Grail quest’s influence on “The Waste Land” in the notes:
“Not only the title, but the plan and a good deal of the incidental symbolism of the poem were suggested by Miss Jessie L. Weston’s boo
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 r
The Waste Land, a 434-line modernist poem by T.S. Eliot revolves around a world of what seems to be chaotic and dead, and led by a single protagonist. Throughout The Waste Land, there are many uses of symbolism with tarot cards, astrology, and especially the game of chess: The game of chess is such
Examining Modernist texts for their author’s views of society, with particular emphasis on the social commentaries of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land on Western society in the 1920s.
Modernism has transcended decades, nations, mediums and cultures, and
The Symbolism of The Glass Menagerie
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The Symbolism of The Glass Menagerie
Symbolism in a play allo
MILTON AND THE BIBLE- A STUDY OF THE INFLUENCE OF BIBLE IN MILTON’S PARADISE LOST AND PARADISE REGAINED
Chapter 1- Introduction
Chapter 2- John Milton
Chapter 3- Works of John Milton and his writing style
Chapter 4- Paradise Lost
Chapter 5- Paradise Regained
Chapter 6- Milton an
A White Elephant: Symbolism In
Certain moments in life carry a great significance, and with them the idea that time itself may stop, creating a clear view of the minuscule and hidden details of our own realities. Ernest Hemingway, a masterful writer of the twentieth centu
"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 mod
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 deteriora
ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF T.S. ELIOT’S
THE HOLLOW MEN
Table of contents
Description and aims of the paper.
The introductory epigraph.
The poem: The Hollow Men.
Analysis, interpretation and discussion.
Main linguistic, rhetoric...
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 spea
Thomas Stearns Eliot, american-born English author, poet, critic, playwright, editor, and publisher, was one of the most significant poets writing in English in the twentieth century, as well as one of the most influential critics, an interesting playwright, editor, and publisher.
Writing just a few years after the end of the Great War, Fitzgerald takes as his
theme the hedonism of a materialistic society in which spiritual values are dead. His
eponymous hero throws parties on Sundays (to which ‘the world and its mistress’
flocked) because he hopes that Daisy, the o
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 d
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
The Waste Land
For Ezra Pound
il miglior fabbro. = the best blacksmith
The Epigraph :
The English Translation
Cayo Petronius Arbiter, Satyricon
"Pray, my dearest Agamemnon, do you recollect by any chance the twelve labors of Hercules, or the story of Ulysses, how
Towards the end of The Waste Land, the poetic voice says: ‘These fragments I have shored against my ruins’ (Eliot, The Waste Land, p. 140). Discuss this assertion in relation to the entire poem.
In this part of the presentation I will be looking at Eliot’s fragmented form which produces a c
Consider the following two different views of poetry: ‘Lyric poetry is the expression by the poet of his own feelings’ (Ruskin) vs. ‘Poetry is not a turning loose of emotions, but an escape from emotion’ (T.S. Eliot).
There are various theories regarding the meaning of ‘Poetry’. Many
Fragmentation and Coherence in The Waste Land
T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land is an intricate poem that is intentionally difficult to understand; it contains a myriad of allusions to other texts, it has a fragmented narrative structure, speaks in various languages and utilizes surreal imagery. Thes
The Great Gatsby is a novel about what happened to the American dream in the 1920s, a period when the old values that gave substance to the dream had been corrupted by the vulgar pursuit of wealth. The ch aracters are Midwesterners who have come East in pursuit of this new dream of money, f
Municipal Solid Waste Management in India: Present Practices and Future Challenge
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management (MSWM) has become acute
The Symbolism of Love and Tradition
Symbolism is everywhere. It’s i
n plays, poems, essays, movies, music, and in short stories. There is no wrong way to interpret the symbolism in a piece of literature means. There are three short stories and even though they aren’t entirely the same the
Understanding Golding’s Symbolism in Lord of the Flies
William Golding's work, Lord of the Flies, uses the plight of a group of British school children marooned on a deserted island to explore the defects in society as being traceable to defects in ind
Symbolic Meaning on the Land in Gone with the Wind
Abstract: The study of Gone with the Wind has mainly concerned with such aspects as the historical background of the American Civil War, the relationship between slave owners and slaves, Scarlett's remarkable personality, and the conflicts betwe
What is the metaphoric symbolism in Salvador Dalí's surrealism?
<pre> Page Abstract 3 Introduction 4 Surrealism 5 Automatism 6 Veristic Surrealists 6 Paranoiac-Critical Method 6 Biography 7 Freud and Dali
In Life of Pi, Martel uses a wide range of literary devices to present the different themes in the novel. One of these devices is symbolism. The narrative begins after the Author’s Note in which a persona explains the background and inspiration for the book. Martel presents the scenario as being r
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...
Modernist literature was formed in the United States of America and the United Kingdom in the late nineteenth and twentieth century as the decline of religions, among other factors, caused writers to feel like the world was too confusing and too complicated to make sense of. The Great Gatsby, by F.
Dr. David Jenkins
Two-Term Survey of American Literature
Term One Authors
The Colonial Period (before 1750)
1) Selected Legends, Tales, and Poetry of the Indigenous Americans
2) Christopher Columbus (1451-1506): “Letter to Luis Santangel Regarding the