T. S. Eliot's Rhapsody On A Windy Night
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Ma per cio che giammai di questo fondo non torno vivo alcun, s'i'odo il vero, senza tema d'infamia ti rispondo (Eliot).” The diction used is carefully chosen in each of his poetic pieces depending on the type of mood he wants to create or emotion he wants to be pulled out of the audience as they read his work. According to Robert Crawford, “Eliot’s mastery of the pliancy of language gives his poetry an insistency of sound and image that seems ineradicable (Crawford).” “The Wasteland” is a great example of this as it represents a spiritual and intellectual decay in the modern world and Eliot uses diction to evoke these feelings upon his audience.
“ Yet when we came back, late, from the Hyacinth garden,
Your arms full, and your hair wet, I could not
Speak, and my eyes failed, I was neither
Living nor dead, and I knew nothing,
Looking into the heart of the light, the silence (Eliot