Essays Tagged: "TS Eliot"

"Eliot's Waste Land"

rns Eliot, better known as T. S. Eliot, is considered to be one of the most ?realistic? American poets of this time. However, his life was not as jubilant as the rest of the country during this time. ... write one of his longest and most moving poems, ?The Waste Land.??The Waste Land? comes in five parts, starting with ?The Burial of the Dead,? a name taken from the Anglican funeral ceremony. The ima ...

(2 pages) 161 0 3.4 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad in "The Hollow Men" by T. S. Eliot.

imagery, diction, and organization.T. S. Eliot hides beneath the cover of a larger work, which in its size can more clearly explore this purpose. "Mistah Kurtz - he dead" is the opening line of the p ... o beyond, "More distant and more solemn / Than a fading star" this obligated feeling. They realize its fakeness, "Shape without form, shade without color. / Paralyzed force, gesture without motion." a ...

(6 pages) 87 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Hollow Men

Eliot starts his poem "The Hollow Men" with a quote from Joseph Conrad's novel the Heart of Darkness. The line ... igy and mock explosions using fireworks are produced. The relation of this custom to the poem suggests another inference: as the children make a game of make believe out of Guy Fawkes , so do we make ... nd, which now darkens progressively as the valley of the shadow of death. Now there are not even hints of the eyes (of the positive), and the "fading" becomes the "dying" star. In action the hollow me ...

(5 pages) 75 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Experiences in Nature, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, and Ode by Wordsworth

In years that bring the philosophic mind.......To me the meanest flower that blows can give / Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears."(1145,1146). The narrarator realizes age granted him philos ... pted the David statue. This displays the shallowness and superficiality of society as David represents the perfect man; and women converse over this unattainable perfection. Elliot then comments on th ...

(7 pages) 80 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Literary Analysis of the Works of TS Eliot, with an Emphasis on "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock."

t schools while growing up. He attended Smith Academy in St. Louis and Milton Academy in Massachusetts. In 1906, he started his freshman year at Harvard University studying philosophy and literature. ... gs of insecurity in communicating with the people around him. J. Alfred Prufrock's self esteem affects his love life greatly. The woman he is in love with is younger than he is and this distresses him ...

(7 pages) 108 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Love Song Of Alfred J. Prufrock by T.S. Eliot

Prufrock conveys his apprehension and uncertainty as he attempts to tell a woman of his love for her. When Prufrock says, "Do I dare disturb the universe? In a mi ... r life spent with him. The monologue displays that Prufrock sees himself as a man divided in two parts. One part of him is very aware of what he wants in life, and what he wants is a woman to commit h ... woman to commit his life to. The other part of him denies his hopeful dreams with pessimistic thoughts. When Prufrock says, "I have measured out my life with coffee spoons," (line 51), it is easy to u ...

(1 pages) 43 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

TS Eliot

After his conversion to Christianity, TS Eliot's works illustrate how drastically his worldview had changed and reflect his love and under ... he darkness" refers to the "triumph and victory of Christ, a conquering that could occur in the events of Christ's earthly life, His resurrection, and His return in glory at the end of time" (Dean). T ... hat of true and lasting value and "reminds us that God calls us to patience; that there are some gifts that can only be given, some skills that can only be obtained, over a period of time" (Mitchell). ...

(4 pages) 36 0 3.5 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A letter to a friend preparing for their exam on TS Eliot for their critical study. The letter details my feelings about his issues and concerns.

ed, that phrase is from Prufrock). Well, let me assist you by revealing my feelings and analysis on TS Eliot's issues and concerns. Since I've only studied 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock', 'Port ... 'Preludes', I'll be relating my explanation to those poems.The human conditions that Eliot represents are trivial, struggle, pessimism, depersonalisation, despair and desolation. His views of women a ...

(5 pages) 33 0 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Perspectives, themes, recurring images and ideas in TS Eliot poems: prufrock, lady of a portrait, preludes, rhapsody

Perspectives of TS Eliot's Poems1) Feminist (Prufrock)Wealthy, cultural, fashionable, appearance consciousCompartmen ... much, feels threatenedWomen are seen as a threat and a risk2) PsychoanalyticalPsychoanalysis attempts to describe human nature, human structure and the psyche (mind behaviour). It analyses human driv ... . Psychoanalysis unravels the mysteries of sex and death, tied together with human's natural instincts to live and reproduce.Carl JungJung believed that the unconscious revealed itself through symbols ...

(2 pages) 30 0 1.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Essay on "Love Song OF J.Alfred Prufrock" by Thomas Stearns Eliot.

ssessed with time, mortality, and social conduct. Eliot's meaning in 'Prufrock' is to describe aspects of the Modern world. I will explain how we get this impression of Prufrock and more through Eliot ... at he has a sort of prude-in-a-frock effeminancy. The effeminancy is apart of Prufrock's nature so its implication is adding to Eliot's construction of the modern, neurotic individual.Further symbolis ...

(4 pages) 132 0 4.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Analysis of "The Hollow Men", by T.S. Elliot.

hooses despair as the only acceptable alternative to the false existence of the unthinking inhabitants of the waste land.The despair of "The Hollow Men" is controlled by intellectual principles, in th ... stablishes, both in form and subject matter, the illusion of visionary experience. The poem represents the progress of Eliot's own "intellectual soul", but this progress is frustrated by the poet's at ...

(2 pages) 50 0 0.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Can we conclude that T.S.Eliot's ideas about culture are 'elitist' and leave it at that?

f life of a particular people living together in one place. That culture is made visible in their arts, in their social system, in their habits and customs, in their religion.(Milner, A (1994) Contemp ... This remark could hardly be farther from a desire for a limited and highly literate audience of adepts. Which seems to go against the widely held view that Eliot is deliberately elitist - his poetry i ...

(7 pages) 83 0 5.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

How did T. S. Eliot's "The Journey of the Magi" and "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" reveal some of the major concerns of its context?

s on the forlorn individual hiding behind meaningless social masquerades in cities while Magi presents a negative analysis of the journey of the Three Wise Men to the birth of Christ and details the a ... the Three Wise Men to the birth of Christ and details the alienation of one magus for whom it results in the death of his world. This pessimistic cynicism towards life is a marking trait of Eliot's p ...

(4 pages) 42 1 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Show how through an analysis of the content, language and style Eliot's "Preludes" is a reflection of its context

Victorian nobility and morality, and rejected the optimism that was prevalent in the 19th Century. Its ideals were that rationalism would perhaps one day rule humanity, and as such modernism posed a m ... the most fundamental idea in modernism is that it is anti-traditionalist. Thus was the context for TS Eliot's "Preludes", written in 1911.The poem itself depicts society and change from the eyes of a ...

(4 pages) 27 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Tragedies in Shakespeare

eare's tragedies is the expression of one of the greatest paradoxes of life-disappointment. Just as TS Eliot explores human error and eventual disappointment in his poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Pr ... is not specifically Hamlet's death, but the overall miscalculation and unnecessary bloodshed. Hamlets own death merely confirms the disaster. The convention of unnecessary death and bloodshed followe ...

(1 pages) 12 0 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Conformist and nonconformist- how are they represented in the area of study of TS Eliot's selected poems and "The Collector" by John Fowles

s alienating, unfriendly and an ugly environment to the minority, those who find themselves as an outsider find that they are non-conformists, one who does not conform to, or refuses to be bound by, a ... by, accepted beliefs, customs, or practices. Those who do conform to this way of life are the outcasts; they feel alienated and displaced as they reject the dominant paradigm.To be a conformist a pers ...

(5 pages) 14 0 0.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Complexity In The Wasteland

In The Wasteland, T.S. Eliot paints a bleak picture for his readers. Despite the vagueness that is present in his work, it is still o ... e world is a very debasing place. The downfall of the world stems from the lack of compassion from its inhabitants, a large growth in the cities, and the materialism now possessed by these inhabitants ... d, the squalor of society is stressed. This squalor takes away our ability to recognize beauty for its own sake and appreciate the growth in nature. In part II, A Game of Chess, the existence of sever ...

(5 pages) 17 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


Facts There is something that the 2índ president of the United States, John Adams, the 19í ... tte Eliot. His place of birth was a large, two-story late Victorian house. There were several servants employed here - a cook, a second maid, a nurse, a laundress, a gardener, and others. Being raised ... older than himself, he felt ìrather overwhelmedî by his family. At his birth, his parents were already in their forties and had been married for twenty years. Stearns was his mother&iacut ...

(4 pages) 680 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Thomas Stearns Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot, better known as TS Eliot, was a Modernist poet famed for his work, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," published ... lack of self-esteem through the themes of death, aging, and rejection with various literary devices.TS Eliot was born into a wealthy family in 1888 in St. Louis, Missouri. At the age of 18, Eliot atte ... philosophy in graduate school. He received a Master's Degree in 1910. While in college, his interests included Sanskrit language, the Indic religion, French poetry, particularly that of Jules Laforgu ...

(6 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Death, Water, and T.S. Eliot

Death, Water, and T.S. EliotT.S. Eliot is one of the leading poets in regards to symbolism. Water, one of his most common symbols is found in both "The Love Song of ... ot must have struggled with before his conversion to Christianity. Eliot also has reoccurring subjects throughout his texts. Death is found in both of these poems as well. T.S. Eliot fears death in "T ... ife after death associated with Christianity. He is mocking the church and assuming it to false in its teaching and worthy of nothing more than being caught in the "miasmal mist" here on Earth.Water, ...

(5 pages) 14 0 0.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers