Analysis of T.S. Eliot

Bryan Lynch
Mr. Bruno
English IV Period 5
November 7, 2013

Eliot's Themes and Techniques
T. S. Eliot, a father of modern poetry, is an American-Born English poet. Although Eliot has a very modern style, it also identifies with traditional poetry. Many of Eliot's devices are similar to those of Ezra Pound, provided that, he still sets himself apart through his low and conversational tone and subtle movement (Riley, "Eliot has Created" 135). Featuring many different themes throughout his works, Eliot establishes himself as untouchable. The reader can argue his work, but cannot prove him wrong, Eliot has looked ahead at every possible flaw in his writing and corrected it to the ...

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between philosophy, politics, art, and psychology (Ricks, "Eliot" 110). One group attacked through much of Eliot's work is the Jews. Most of Eliot's prejudice is necessary in order for him to be able to convey the message he wants to. Without some of his anti-Semitic passages his poetic style could not stay consistent. Unlike Eliot, in Pound's Cantos, if the anti-Semitic theme were taken out of the poem, it would not lose any poetic value (29). Critics often refer to T.S. Eliot as one of the greatest poets of all time because of his unique style, themes, and way of conveying his message.
Famous for the abundance of modernism in his works, Eliot detests originality. He claims that it provides an "irresponsible freedom." In "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufock" Eliot displays his unoriginality in style and content (Riley, "Eliot has Created" 136). Riley call this Eliot's best poem even though it displays the same attitudes, rhythms, and sometimes lines as some ...

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between Pound and Eliot and it is considered to be the most important poem of the twentieth century. The form of this poem is said to be confusing to all who read it, including Eliot himself. In the majority of his quatrain poems, Eliot is very violent with his ideas, but in this poem, it is not he who speaks them, but his characters (Riley, "Eliot has Created" 136). According to Lehman, The Wasteland, before edited by Ezra Pound, was a fine example of Eliot's satire. In an attempt to manage literary history Eliot had used satire in the early drafts of The Wasteland. He attempted to balance the literary poles in his literature, the criticism of historical poetry with his ...

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