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Metaphysical Poets T S Eliot

Eliot, T. S., in full THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT (b. Sept. 26, 1888, St. Louis, Mo., U.S. – d. Jan. 4, 1965, London, Eng.), American-English poet, playwright, literary critic, and editor, a leader of the modernist movement in poetry in such works as The Waste Land (1922) and Four Quartets (1943). Eliot exercised a strong influence on Anglo-American culture from the 1920s until late in the century. His experiments in diction, style, and versification revitalized English poetry, and in a series of critical...

Drama, Ezra Pound, Literary criticism 2578  Words | 7  Pages

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Structuralism: Linguistics and T. S. Eliot

it). Structuralists in literature believe that a novel is the parole and the genre it belongs to (eg crime, romance, etc) is the langue which defines it.   Tradition and Individual Talent by T. S. Eliot |     T.S. Eliot’s ‘Tradition and Individual Talent’ is one of the critical essay in which Eliot has described with concept of tradition, individual talent, emotion and poetry as well as his concept of depersonalized art. In the opening of the essay, Eliot’s defines tradition, which is the literary...

Emotion, Ferdinand de Saussure, John Donne 994  Words | 3  Pages

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T S Eliot

Zhao 1 James Zhao Mrs. Wallin AP English 2/25/13 The Adoption of Modernism in T S Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” Modernism first emerged in America as a brand new type of literature in the early years of twentieth century. After the First World War and the Great Depression, Western world was looking for a kind of life different from traditional one, easier, faster, more technological, and more convenient. Fortunately, modernist movement came into sight by then and answered all...

Ezra Pound, Modernism, Modernist poetry in English 1381  Words | 4  Pages

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ts eliot

What according to T. S. Eliot, is ‘dissociation of sensibility’? What is his charge against Milton and Dryden in the essay on ‘The Metaphysical Poets’? Eliot’s theory of the ‘dissociation of sensibility’ may be said to be an attempt to find some kind of historical explanation to the dissolution of the tradition of unified sensibility which found its perfection in the writings of Dante and Shakespeare. The unified sensibility was a sensibility which was the product of a true synthesis of the individual...

Helen Gardner, John Donne, John Dryden 1285  Words | 4  Pages

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Metaphysical Poets

Amanda Taylor English 1101 Dr. Marla J. Fowler 8-5-12 Metaphysical Poets The term metaphysical poets was coined by the poet and critic Samuel Johnson to describe a loose group of British lyric poets of the 17th century, whose work was characterized by the inventive use of conceits, and by speculation about topics such as love or religion. These poets were not formally affiliated; most of them did not even know or read each other (Wikipedia). Their work...

Andrew Marvell, English poets, George Herbert 1611  Words | 5  Pages

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T. S Eliot

industrial society and challenging traditional cultural customs. T.S Eliot has been one of the most daring innovators of twentieth-century poetry, and believed that poetry should aim at a representation of the complexities of modern civilization. His poem ‘Preludes’ looks at the decay of the city as a result of ritual, futility and the effects of technological advancement through Eliot’s harsh description of the city and its people. Eliot effectively distinguishes his thoughts of the modernist era, instantly...

City, Ezra Pound, Magic 889  Words | 3  Pages

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Eliot and Lawrence

T. S. Eliot and D. H. Lawrence – Compare and Contrast their Techniques and Themes T. S. Eliot and D. H. Lawrence, although they are both contemporary authors of Modernist period, express different values and techniques. They are both born in 1880s when the world enters the industrial age. While both witness the dynamic transition, they both criticize the modernity but in different methods. Two authors’ relations regarding techniques and themes would be analyzed by comparing Eliot’s The Love...

Andrew Marvell, John Donne, Metaphysical poets 1862  Words | 6  Pages

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Characteristics of Metaphysical Poetry

What is a metaphysical poem? Metaphysical poetry is concerned with the whole experience of man, but the intelligence, learning and seriousness of the poets means that the poetry is about the profound areas of experience especially - about love, romantic and sensual; about man's relationship with God - the eternal perspective, and, to a less extent, about pleasure, learning and art. Metaphysical poems are lyric poems. They are brief but intense meditations, characterized by striking use of wit...

Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, Helen Gardner 889  Words | 3  Pages

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T S Eliot's Tradition and Individual Talent

Eliot’s Tradition and the Individual Talent T. S. Eliot is a well-known critic, poet and writer who has done a great amount of literary work. Eliot has his own views for judging and analyzing poets and poetry. In "Tradition and The Individual Talent", Eliot has given some significant ideas, which are essential to understand in order to understand Eliot’s perceptions regarding poetry and poets.  T.S Eliot’s critical essays are the one, which cause a mind to think over a situation, he has described...

Emotion, Ezra Pound, Literature 963  Words | 3  Pages

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T S Eliot as a Modren Poet

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. He wrote his poems in his spare time. He also wrote plays and literary criticism. In fact, for a figure that is one of the giants of 20th century poetry, he did not write very much. His entire poetic...

Epigraph, Portrait of a Lady, T. S. Eliot 5249  Words | 16  Pages

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Imagery in the Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot

poetry has and will always be a valuable part of history; especially when dealing with an emotion as universal as love. Interpretation “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” by T.S. Eliot takes the reader on a depressing, timid, overcautious, middle-aged man. It could be said that he is afraid of his own shadow. Eliot begins the poem with a short excerpt from Dante’s epic poem; “Divine Comedy;” to suggest that Prufrock, like Count Guido is in hell. This is an example of allusion. While Count Guido...

Mind, Portrait of a Lady, T. S. Eliot 1210  Words | 4  Pages

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T.S. Eliot

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 his using this approach, from a feeling of being isolated, to a problem articulating thoughts (Bergonzi 18, Cuddy 13, Mack 1745, Martin 102). What influenced Eliot the most in writing poetry was a book...

Ezra Pound, Modernist poetry in English, Poetry 1544  Words | 4  Pages

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Vasile Elena Cristina Psychoanalytic Perspective Of T S Eliot The Love Song Of Alfred J Prufrock

aim of this essay is to catch a glimpse of the 22 years old T. S. Eliot’s slips of mind by analyzing The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock from a psychoanalytical perspective. The title may give the reader the impression that the poem is about a love story or that it is addressed to Emily Hale, a woman from the poet’s youth. Nonetheless, Eliot dedicated this work to his friend Jean Verdenal (http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/a_f/eliot/life.htm#), so the title is not only misleading, but also...

Consciousness, Mind, Portrait of a Lady 1551  Words | 4  Pages

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Analysis: Faber and Faber and Eliot

Network Oct 12, 2007 "Share your voice on Yahoo websites. Start Here." * ------------------------------------------------- MORE: * ------------------------------------------------- T. S. Eliot FlagPost a comment Thomas Stearns Eliot, author of The Waste Land, has been called the most influential poet of the twentieth century. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, but became a British subject in 1927. For this reason, his works may be studied in British or American literature courses. In...

Ezra Pound, Faber and Faber, James Joyce 2518  Words | 7  Pages

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T.S. Eliot

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 schools...

Drama, Ezra Pound, Literature 1273  Words | 4  Pages

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T. S. Eliot's Poetic Devices

T.S. Eliot's Poetical Devices T.S. Eliot was one of the great early 20th Century poets. He wrote many poems throughout his career including "The Waste Land"(1922), "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"(1917), and "Ash Wednesday"(1930). Throughout his poems, he uses the same poetic devices to express emotion and give an added depth to his poetry and act like a trademark in his works. One of the devices used throughout is his personification of nature. The second device he often uses is allusions...

Greek mythology, Life, Oedipus 1051  Words | 3  Pages

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John Donne as a Metaphysical Poet

John Donne as a metaphysical poet John Donne was the most outstanding of the English Metaphysical Poets and a churchman famous for his spellbinding sermons. His poetry is noted for its ingenious fusion of wit and seriousness and represents a shift from classical models toward a more personal style. Donne's poetry embraces a wide range of secular and religious subjects. He wrote cynical verse about inconstancy (for example, Go and catch a falling star and I can love both fair and brown); poems...

Biblical poetry, John Donne, Love 1033  Words | 3  Pages

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Metaphysical Poets and Donne

separation. In fact, he discovers ways of suggesting, through metaphysical conceit, that the two of them either possess a single soul and so can never really be divided, or have twin souls permanently connected to each other. A metaphysical conceit is an extended metaphor or simile in which the poet draws an ingenious comparison between two very unlike objects. "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" ends with one of Donne's most famous metaphysical conceits, in which he argues for the lovers' closeness by...

England, Izaak Walton, John Donne 1680  Words | 4  Pages

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T. S. Eliot's "The Hollow Men"

T. S. Eliot's "The Hollow Men" Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri of New England descent, on Sept. 26, 1888. He entered Harvard University in 1906, completed his courses in three years and earned a master's degree the next year. After a year at the Sorbonne in Paris, he returned to Harvard. Further study led him to Merton College, Oxford, and he decided to stay in England. He worked first as a teacher and then in Lloyd's Bank until 1925. Then he joined the London publishing...

Faber and Faber, Gunpowder Plot, Guy Fawkes 1283  Words | 4  Pages

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T.S Eliot

From His Life 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 His Work states, " Eliot was a man with the highest standards in his poetry, his critisism, and his behavior to others." ( Spender 34). Perhaps much of this can be attributed to his...

Ezra Pound, Literature, Poetry 2095  Words | 5  Pages

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Eliot as Dramatist

T.S. Eliot as a dramatist Introduction American-English poet, playwright, and critic, a leader of the modernist movement in literature. Eliot was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1948. His most famous work is THE WASTE LAND, written when he was 34. On one level this highly complex poem descibes cultural and spiritual crisis. "The point of view which I am struggling to attack is perhaps related to the metaphysical theory of the substantial unity of the soul: for my meaning...

Ezra Pound, Faber and Faber, John Donne 1944  Words | 6  Pages

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Analysis: Works of T. S. Eliot: Conveying the Deteriorating State of Humanity

How does T.S. Eliot convey the deteriorating state of humanity in his poems? In your response, include analysis of ‘The Hollow Men’ and ONE other Eliot poem you have studied. T.S. Eliot conveys the deteriorating state of humanity in the beginning of the twentieth century in the poems The Hollow Men and The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Events, such as World War I, from the early twentieth century have influenced Eliot to express the superficiality and materialistic desire for wealth in...

20th century, Portrait of a Lady, Religion 977  Words | 3  Pages

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Landscape in "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot

Landscape in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot Although the full meaning within T. S. Eliot’s dense poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” proves difficult to grasp, the deep meaning packed into every word makes the pursuit to understanding this poem a never-ending adventure. Scenery in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” represents an intensely psychological account which should never, in any instance, by taken literally. The loss of time, the confusion of past, present...

Epigraph, Grammatical tense, Ontology 1408  Words | 4  Pages

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Marina: Poetry and T.s. Eliot

Marina By T.S. Eliot “Marina” was one of the first Eliot poems I came to love, but I hadn’t read it for quite a while.  Ironically, it was the political conventions that brought these lines from the poem to mind: Those who sharpen the tooth of the dog, meaning Death Those who glitter with the glory of the hummingbird, meaning Death Marina was #29 in Eliot’s series of  ”Ariel Poems,” first published in September, 1930.  It was based on the Jacobean play, Pericles, Prince of Tyre.  Shakespeare...

Clear, Clearing, Poetry 1250  Words | 4  Pages

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Andrew Marvell: A Famous Metaphysical Poet

Andrew Marvell was a famous Metaphysical Poet. Marvell lived from 1621 to 1678 and made a few accomplishments, his poem has unique style and theme for his time, and his poem contains a deep analysis. He wrote several love poems; “To His Coy Mistress” was one of his most unusual poems for the time in history which he lived. Born on March 31, 1621, in Winestead-in-Holderness, Yorkshire, England Marvell was the son of an Anglican clergy man. He attended Hull Grammar school, and at the age of 12 began...

Andrew Marvell, Carpe diem, Charles I of England 1099  Words | 3  Pages

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‘[in Elliot] the Disembodied ‘I’ Glides in and Out of Stolen Texts.’ (Maud Ellmann) How Does Eliot Use Intertextuality to Ask Questions About Identity, Authenticity and Authority

‘[In Elliot] the disembodied ‘I’ glides in and out of stolen texts.’ (Maud Ellmann) How does Eliot use intertextuality to ask questions about identity, authenticity and authority The question of Identity, authenticity and authority transcend throughout T. S. Eliot’s poetry. A master of modernist poetry, Eliot manages to highlight the dramatic changes of culture and society in the early 20th century through employing crippling imagery and an astounding catalogue of intertextual links, questioning...

Dante Alighieri, Heart of Darkness, Intertextuality 2122  Words | 6  Pages

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Eliot on Tradition and Individual Talent

answer in Eliot T.S. Eliot's essay, Tradition and the Individual Talent (1920) is one of the earliest offerings of his literary theory. The essay outlines his philosophy of "tradition" and the implications this has for the poet, critic, and scholar. Tradition for Eliot includes a much broader definition than is recognized by the popular conception of the term. His idea of tradition includes psychological and philosophical aspects, and sets forth of the aims of poetry, the role of the poet, and how...

Consciousness, Fiction, Literary criticism 1460  Words | 4  Pages

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john donne as a metaphysical poet

Vol.1.Issue.4.;2013 ISSN 2321 – 3108 JOHN DONNE: THE LEGACY OF A METAPHYSICAL POET MD. KAWSER AHMED Lecturer, Department of English, Z.H. Sikder University of Science & Technology, Madhupur, Kartikpur, Bhedergonj, Shariatpur, Bangladesh ABSTRACT Article Info: Article Received:14/12/2013 Revised on:23/12/2013 Accepted for Publication:26/12/2013 John Donne is unanimously acknowledged as a true metaphysical poet because he made an unlike conceptual thought against the Elizabethan...

Andrew Marvell, Helen Gardner, John Donne 2721  Words | 5  Pages

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Metaphysical Poetry and Jhon Donne

Q. Define metaphysical poetry, its characteristics and John Donne as a metaphysical poet. The concept metaphysical deals with the philosophical view of the nature of things. Metaphysical poetry is often mentioned as poetry inspired by a philosophical concept of the universe and the role assigned to the human spirit in the great drama of existence. Metaphysical poetry is involved with the whole experience of man, but the intelligence, learning and seriousness of the poets. Metaphysical poetry has...

Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, Helen Gardner 2692  Words | 7  Pages

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represented in literature through symbolic and not realistic form". In "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock", symbols are employed through certain images which are specific and symbolic in addition to some textual symbols which are purely Eliotian. Eliot knows how to choose some mythical symbols and other symbols which he derives from different cultures and employs them in his text in a clever way that they become part of the text. They are intermingled with the other aspects of his text and become...

T. S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock 1490  Words | 4  Pages

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Metaphysical Poets

METAPHYSICAL POETRY Metaphysical poetry, a term generally applied to the works of a group of English poets of the seventeenth century who wrote poetry in dramatic and conversational in rhythm in tone, intriguing and complex in theme and idea. Metaphysical poetry is also rich in striking and unusual imagery chosen from philosophy, theology, the arts, crafts and sciences. Metaphysical poems were also known as lyrical poems which are brief but intense meditations, characterized by striking use of...

Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, Helen Gardner 5733  Words | 14  Pages

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An Analysis of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S Eliot

23rd July 2013 New criticism of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S Eliot is a narrative poem which portrays the life of the title character, i.e. Prufrock. The origination of the name ‘Prufrock’ is vague; on the other hand it can be seen to be very much similar to his own name ‘T. S Eliot’ which he used to write it as T. Stearns Eliot and hence J. Alfred Prufrock can be seen as a representation of himself. The poem has the main qualities of a love song...

Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy, Epigraph 1080  Words | 3  Pages

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Good Bye Party for Miss Pushpa T. S.

About The Poet: Goodbye Party For Miss Pushpa T. S. was written by Nissim Ezekiel, one of India's foremost Indo-Anglian poets. He was born in 1924 and was educated in Mumbai and London. He produced several volumes of verse and plays and was an art critic. Ezekiel died in 2004 at the age of 79. Most of Ezekiel's poetry is for adults, as it is serious and quite difficult to understand. In this poem, however, Ezekiel uses simple Indian' English. Here he is making gentle fun of the people who...

India, Indian writers, Meter 631  Words | 3  Pages

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Eliot Ness

Who was Eliot Ness? Nearly anyone knows Ness’ accomplishments in Cleveland when he went up against Al Capone. Most also know Capone eventually went to jail for tax evasion, but what happened to Ness and his Untouchables? Did they merely fade away into quiet life? The fate of Ness was quite the opposite, he continued doing what he fell in love with. Taking down corruption on any level. He carried on his war on the mob for an entire decade after Capone, staging daring raids on bootleggers, illegal...

Al Capone, Constable, Eliot Ness 3032  Words | 7  Pages

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John Donne (1572-1631)

passionate, sensualandintellectual -Classified as "Metaphysical Poetry" : far-fetched comparison[ conceit ] -Reacts against the traditional amorous poems of courtly love -Techniques : extreme comparisons[ conceits ], puns, paradoxes, obscurity, exaggeration -Demands an imaginative effort from the reader 2)Metaphysical Poets -A group of Britishlyric poets of the 17thcentury -Share wit, inventiveness, subtle argumentations, and the metaphysical conceits -The term was first applied to the 17th...

Andrew Marvell, Helen Gardner, John Donne 543  Words | 3  Pages

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Modernism: Ernest Hemingway and T. S. Eliot

came to be known as the Lost Generation. 1. HIGH MODERNISM Just as in painting artists were looking for a new form of expression, in literature writers were trying to experiment and find a new vocabulary and new techniques. Poets dislocated grammar and punctuation looking for new images and ways of expression, and novelists experimented with new points of view and a different conception of time and plot to try to reflect the hidden consciousness of the characters. The term...

American literature, Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound 3651  Words | 11  Pages

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T. S. Eliot’s the Waste Land and the Poetics of the Mythical Method

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 of an erudite, culturally charged idiom, have constituted a serious source of critical discontent. For the adepts of Marxist hermeneutics, his work came to represent “a privileged, closed, authoritative...

Consciousness, Ezra Pound, Faber and Faber 7418  Words | 21  Pages

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Eliot vs Donne - Vehicle for Emotions

Poetry is often the vehicle for expressing emotion. In the work of at least two poets you have studied, explore the ways in which you have seen poets writing about feelings in an artistic and effective way. John Donne indeed uses poetry as a vehicle for expressing emotions towards a variety of subject matter, however particularly with reference to his lover, to God and to death. Donne documents his confidence in his emotions towards his lover in “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning”. Moreover...

Holy Sonnets, John Donne, Metaphysical poets 922  Words | 3  Pages

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T. S. Eliot's View on Historical Sense in "Tradition and the Individual Talent."

What is T. S. Eliot's View on Historical Sense in "Tradition and the Individual Talent."? Eliot writes about "historical sense" in "Tradition and the Individual Talent." He writes that the historical sense "involves a perception, not only of the pastness of the past, but of its presence" and it is "a sense of the timeless as well as of the temporal and of the timeless and the temporal together, is what makes a writer traditional." In this essay, Eliot does not describe "traditional" as old-fashioned...

Chemical reaction, Greek loanwords, History 458  Words | 2  Pages

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George Eliot on God and the Good

George Eliot on God and the Good Well known for her atheism, Eliot maintained a serious concern with morality and community throughout her life, evidenced in her novels and personal letters. She was persistently concerned with how to live a moral life outside organised religion, and how to maintain a sense of personal and community responsibility. First I’ll look at some influences on the development of her atheism, (and the limits of their influence), then at the kind of religion she rejected...

Deity, God, Human 1989  Words | 6  Pages

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Analysis of the "The Burial of the Death"

titled, “The Burial of the Dead” by employing Eliot’s “theory of impersonality” and certain principles of New Criticism. It seeks to examine how Eliot subverts his personality and emerges as a catalyst in the Burial of the Death by using various element such as as paradox, unity of structure and contrastive imagery to ensure the organic unity of the poem. To Eliot, a poem or a work of art is thing in itself . Following The New Critics tradition of relying heavily on use of paradox, irony and ambiguity...

Ezra Pound, Literary criticism, New Criticism 1549  Words | 4  Pages

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The Metaphysical and Cavalier Poets

classified as poetry. The thematic content and stylistic characteristics of Cavalier poetry and metaphysical poetry often cause comparison between the two styles. However, similarities like their thematic concern with love and their prominence during the 17th century are outnumbered by their differences. Other People Are Reading Different Styles of Rhyming PoemsThe Similarities Between Baroque & Metaphysical Poetry History During the 17th century, England faced a period of political turmoil. A civil...

Ben Jonson, British poetry, Helen Gardner 439  Words | 2  Pages

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Preludes - Ts Eliot [1888-1965]

Preludes - TS Eliot [1888-1965] Relevant Background • Thomas Stearns [TS] Eliot was born in into a wealthy family in St Louis, Missouri, America in 1888 • He became a British citizen at the age of 39 in 1927. • His father was president of a brick making company. His mother wrote poetry and was once a teacher and social volunteer. They were determined to educate Thomas well. • TS Eliot's awareness of how differently some people lived inspired a lot of the descriptions found in ‘Preludes'....

Alliteration, Olfaction, Poetry 1976  Words | 6  Pages

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TS Eliot and Tradition

seen as a way of advancing to the next stage and improving the cultural values of the past. However, for T.S. Eliot, modernity had ruptured its connection to a more vital past and was as a result impoverished. History is instead characterized by regression and ruptures. In his essay, “Tradition and the Individual Talent,” his idea of tradition shows retrogression instead of progression. Eliot argues that “the whole literature of Europe from Homer” (49) is an archive of works affecting authors in the...

Contemporary history, Future, Literature 1998  Words | 7  Pages

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Metaphysical Poetry

The Dynamic Image in Metaphysical Poetry Author(s): Alice Stayert Brandenburg Reviewed work(s): Source: PMLA, Vol. 57, No. 4 (Dec., 1942), pp. 1039-1045 Published by: Modern Language Association Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/458875 . Accessed: 05/03/2013 12:52 Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions of Use, available at . http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp . JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers...

Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, Helen Gardner 3218  Words | 11  Pages

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Heaney as a Modern Poet

Seamus Heaney as a poet of Modern Ireland Seamus Heaney epitomizes the dilemma of the modern poet. In his collection of essays ‘Preoccupations’ he embarks on a search for answers to some fundamental questions regarding a poet: How should a poet live and write? What is his relationship to his own voice, his own place, his literary heritage and his contemporary world? In ‘Preoccupations’ Heaney imagines ‘Digging’ itself as having been ‘dug up’, rather than written, observing that he has ‘come to realize...

Bog, Bog body, Haraldskær Woman 984  Words | 3  Pages

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How Far Does T. S. Eliot’s the Waste Land Present a Realistic Picture of London After the First World War?

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 to time and place. Surprisingly, however, there are a large number of particular references to London – though, interestingly, only one to the recently-concluded World War One: the demobilisation...

Human sexual behavior, Human sexuality, Sexual ethics 1798  Words | 6  Pages

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Ts Eliot Prufrock

unit of verse, to introduce Vers Libre, symbolism, and other new forms of writing’ (Childs, 2008, pg. 3). In the composition of Prufrock TS Eliot utilized a form of symbolism ostensibly very similar to that outlined by the Imagist movement in the Imagists Manifesto (Imagists, 1915, pg. 269). Instead of simply telling the reader Prufrock’s emotions, Eliot relied on the ‘objects’ within the poem to convey Prufrock’s thoughts and feelings. The most vivid example of imagist inspired symbolism within...

Ezra Pound, Modernism, Modernist literature 1952  Words | 6  Pages

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George Eliot

George Eliot Mary Anne (alternatively Mary Ann or Marian) Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, including Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marne (1861), Middle march (1871–72), and Daniel Dander (1876), most of them set in provincial England and known for their realism and psychological insight...

Adam Bede, Coventry, George Eliot 2613  Words | 7  Pages

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Treatment of Classical Myths by the Modernist Poets: W. H. Auden’s the Shield of Achilles

[Abstract: The pivotal figures of paleo-modernism in English poetry have consistently expressed a profound fervor for the classical mythic world- a world that is deeply real and vivid to them. The appeal of mythic world to these poets is profound and they have sought poetic inspiration from here. Naturally, the subject of myths is predominantly present in the poetry of the modernists. The aim of this research is to show W. H. Auden’s treatment of classical myths in “The Shield of Achilles”...

Achilles, Greek mythology, Homer 2551  Words | 7  Pages

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A Survey of British Literature

e-text #1041 or 1105 F. Supplemental links a. luminarium.org. Button Seventeenth Century. Button Shakespeare IV. The Seventeenth Century A. Metaphysical Poets B. Lyrics C. Milton, GP e-text #1745 1. From Areopagitica 2. From Paradise Lost D. Supplemental links a. luminarium.org. Button: Metaphysical Poets; Button: Cavalier Poets V. The Neoclassical Period A. Samuel Johnson 1. “Vultures Talk About Men” 2. From the Dictionary B. Joseph Addison 1. “Dissection of a Beau’s...

John Keats, Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley 468  Words | 3  Pages

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"The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot

In the poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T. S. Eliot, the main character, J. Alfred Prufrock is seen as an anti-hero. His character and identity comes through strongly in the poem as a shy and introverted man who is socially inept, extremely self conscious, lacking in self confidence and wallowing in self-pity, yet desiring for people to notice him. The composer shows this through his use of allusions, powerful imagery to create vignettes of Prufrock's life and the form of the poem as...

Antihero, Epigraph, Lazarus 903  Words | 3  Pages

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English poetry in between two wars

went side by side. In the direction of innovation we can find such groups as the Imagists, Symbolists, and Surrealists working, whereas we also find some traditionalists fighting a last-ditch battle against the forces of change. However, most of the poets of the age combined tradition and innovation; and even the most daring inovators did not, or could not, cut at the root of the essential continuity of English poetry. In general the changes which came upon poetry may be aptly summed up in the words...

Ezra Pound, Imagism, Long poem 2416  Words | 6  Pages

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Ts Eliot Paper

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, TS Eliot wanted to change his society. Alienation is a common theme that consistently runs throughout TS Eliot's poetry. Eliot knew how alienation...

Ash Wednesday, Ezra Pound, Faber and Faber 1048  Words | 3  Pages

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Donne's Poetry

like to refer to Cleanth Brooks’ essay, “The Formalists,” for inspiration. This essay will look at the form, structure and content of “The Relic” in an attempt to offer an explanation as to what the poem is about. It will examine the metaphysical poets, and discuss the techniques employed by them to express their views. “The Relic” consists of three 11-line stanzas which incorporate tetrameter (four metrical feet), pentameter (five metrical feet) and two tri-meter (three metrical feet)...

Helen Gardner, John Donne, Metaphysical poets 1759  Words | 5  Pages

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Meaningless Relationships in T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land

Meaningless Relationships in T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” T.S. Eliot wrote “The Waste Land” in reference to the state of Europe after World War I. The poem paints a bleak, hopeless view of the state of human and political affairs. Eliot refers to London, which was previously prosperous and progressive, as an “Unreal City.” The language of the poem is chaotic and fragmented. The setting of the poem is sterile and barren producing nothing, not even children. Lust which is prevalent throughout “The...

Human sexual behavior, Poetry, Rhyme 1244  Words | 4  Pages

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T.S. Eliot the Wasteland

'Oh keep the Dog far hence, that’s friend to men, 'Or with his nails he'll dig it up again! 'You! Hypocrite lecteur! – mon semblable, - mon frère!' T.S. Eliot, “The Burial of the Dead”, The Waste Land, lines 60-76. T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land is a Modernist piece of literature. Combining “traditional content” and radical style, Eliot has captured the tension between past and present. For him, the past is at once nostalgic, yet responsible for the present shared post-war “sense of desolation...

Charles Baudelaire, Dante Alighieri, James Joyce 1362  Words | 4  Pages

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List of Poetry Group

view of the subject. Please improve this article and discuss the issue on the talk page. (November 2011) | Poetry groups and movements or schools may be self-identified by the poets that form them or defined by critics who see unifying characteristics of a body of work by more than one poet. To be a 'school' a group of poets must share a common style or a common ethos. A commonality of form is not in itself sufficient to define a school; for example, Edward Lear, George du Maurier and Ogden Nash do...

2nd millennium, Allen Ginsberg, British poetry 1697  Words | 7  Pages

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Metaphysical Poetry

guide was originally written to cover a selection of poems prescribed as a set text for exam, but can be used as a way in to the study of metaphysical poetry generally. The poems considered explicitly here are these: by John Donne, The Good-Morrow, The Sunne Rising, The Anniversarie, The Canonization, A Valediction Forbidding Mourning and A Nocturnall upon S. Lucies Day by George Herbert, Jordan (I), The Pearl, The Collar, Discipline and Love (III) by Andrew Marvell, The Coronet, Bermudas, To...

Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, Helen Gardner 478  Words | 2  Pages

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Metaphysical Poetry(Part 1)

Metaphysical Poetry The term ‘metaphysical poets’ came into being long after the the poets, to whom it is applied, were dead. What later came to be known as ‘metaphysical poetry’ was referred to, by contemporaries, as ‘strong lived’- a term which meant something more than the poet’s fondness for indulging in nice speculations of philosophy. A metaphysical poem tends to be brief, and is always closely woven. Marvell, under the metaphor of a Coronet characterizes his own art precisely in The Coronet...

Andrew Marvell, Helen Gardner, John Donne 628  Words | 2  Pages

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