Rhapsody (praise something/excessively enthusiastic expression/composition in music that is free/irregular) on a Windy Night - T.S.Eliot (modernist; playing with time/form/structure)
Society bleak/dispassionately regarded/filled with soullessness/lifeless characters who impose their own exile through their incapability of communication under the pressure and scrutiny of their own memory, represented as a type of phantom in the poem, who overhangs them like a ghost however the moon is an exception, clinging desperately to the image of life "the moon holds no grudge"
Title reflects poem's form; rhapsody is irregular/unstructured
Poem starts jumbled/juxtaposed images (midnight / street lamp / lunar) in lines of irregular length with no rhyme/repetition
Irony; "rhapsody" suggests mood of enthusiasm/frenzy not conveyed by poem itself; creating suspense, tragedy and anti-climax in poem
Situation potentially romantic (midnight stroll) - actually dominated by decay/isolation/despair
Only connotations of wind "sputtered" despite emphasis in title
Title and context
Childlike innocence and filth/decay; stanza 4
Light of street light and midnight; stanza 1
"Twelve o'clock" - symbolises connotations of "lunar"
"lunar" - mystery/ambiguity
"madman" - protagonist's first human encounter is madman/social outcast
"dead geranium" - very dark tone; difficult to kill a geranium yet geranium is dead in poem / awkward imagery portrays theme in which memory unpredictably resurfaces for persona - decaying society
"twists like a crooked pin" - negative simile
"throws up" - sick?
"twisted" / "twisted" - insane/dark?
"as if the world gave up"
stroller giving up on world/life
seeing the place a whole new way; the last way he will see it
"the secret of it's skeleton, stiff and white" - body channels sensation from past experiences
"Rust that clings" - symbolises that the protagonist's mind is so full of bitter memories he cannot endure it any longer/is ready to break resilience; hence touching up on theme...