Thomas Sterns Eliot (1888 - 1965)


Thomas Sterns Eliot (1888 - 1965)
T.S. Eliot was a very influential pessimist, always and constantly
thriving on his hatred of little things and his love life.
Eliot was born in St. Louis Missouri - 1888 ad. His parents were
both writers and loved the arts, most effectively passing on the genes to
their son. While growing up he learned many things, his parents were
extremely social and intellectual and they pushed him to achieve the
highest of statuses. He went to college at Harvard University and then
moved to London to go to Oxford. He then became a citizen of England in
1915. While in England Eliot held many jobs to keep the payments on his 5th
floor English apartment and his college ...

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work I like. But it will never be at the top of any of my
lists. In this “song” , JAP (J. Alfred Prufrock) is writing a letter to
his honey, the girl he is in love with. In this poem Eliot uses a lot of
visual imagery, he is very good with his adjectives and brings such a happy
correlation of thought into a grim reality he would call his “Waste Land”.
He talks of how :

In the room the women come and go
Talking of Michelangelo. - TLSJAP stanza 13 and 14

It has been my thought that this may signify his “type”. Eliot, again was
an intellectual and then so he would most likely hang out where the smart
people were and get away from:

Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels
And sawdust restaurant with oyster-shells:
Streets that follow like a tedious argument
Of insidious intent. - stanzas 6-9

He actually gives the evidence to where he found his women, and how he
likes to stroll through the outdoors and ending up in places of eloquence,
and “High Society”. Even though he ...

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