Eliot's experiences as an air raid warden in the Blitz power the poem, and he imagines meeting Dante during the German bombing. Remember, all metaphors should be able to be described in the following way: Bradley, Eliot explores Bradley's philosophy to determine how the mind relates to reality.
The Waste Land and Other Poems. Kazin suggests that in lines 33—36 the poem attempts to show how Eliot tells his generation that history is "nothing but human depravity": As Eliot's conservative religious and political convictions began to seem less congenial in the postwar world, other readers reacted with suspicion to his assertions of authority, obvious in Four Quartets and implicit in the earlier poetry.
Craig Rainein his books In Defence of T.
The Cambridge companion to T. His first collection was Prufrock and Other Observations On the surface, "The Love Song of J. Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, In regard to "The Waste Land", Wilson admits its flaws "its lack of structural unity"but concluded, "I doubt whether there is a single other poem of equal length by a contemporary American which displays so high and so varied a mastery of English verse.
What is the object being compared to the vehicle? That I'm sure of. I feel that there is something in having passed one's childhood beside the big riverwhich is incommunicable to those people who have not.
He met a violinist, a cellist and a clarinettist among his fellow prisoners. In contrast to his first marriage, Eliot knew Fletcher well, as she had been his secretary at Faber and Faber since August In this stanza, the persona describes their bedroom after their wife has painted it red.
Instead, we are using the tactile metaphor of holding something the vehicle to describe our relationship with the idea of understanding trigonometry the tenor.
Childs, the poem attempts to present the theme of Christianity from the viewpoint of the modernist individual with various references to the Incarnation and salvation.
He writes, "Sometimes regarded as too academic William Carlos Williams 's viewEliot was also frequently criticized for a deadening neoclassicism as he himself—perhaps just as unfairly—had criticized Milton.
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