T.S. Eliot

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The Life of T.S. Eliot Thomas Stearns Eliot was born on September 26, 1888, in St.Louis Missouri, to Henry Ware and Charlotte Stearns Elliot. His father was a businessman, and his mother was a poetress. Eliot came from a financially endowed family and was allowed to attend all of the best schools. His education started at the prestigies grammar school Smith Academy in St. Louis. He then went to secondary school in Massachuets at Milton Academy, a preparatory school for Harvard. In 1906, he started his Bachelor?s Degree at Harvard, and within three years he graduated. He then started graduate school at Harvard to earn a Masters degree in Philosophy. In 1910 Eliot studied French Literature in Paris at Sorbonne. Then, in 1911 he went to Munich. Due to the war he was unable to travel back to the States, and was detained in London, England. Eliot had always dreamed of being out on his own.

He finally had the chance. He devoted his life now to learning and writing. Eliot?s literary career began early in life. His first publication, "A Tale of A Whale,?" was in an issue of The Milton Academy Record in the April issue of 1901. His second publication soon followed with Milton Academy publishing "The Man Who Was King?" in the June issue of 1901. His first major publications arrived shortly after. His friend and trusted advisor Ezra Pound was able to persuade Eliot to publish "The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock," in 1915. Pound also introduced Elliot to Vivian Haigh-Wood, who Elliot was married to three months after meeting. It is said that "The Love Song.." deals with Eliots own self image. The lead character in this poem is insecure around ladies, and the story is set in an...