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2 TS Eliot – Poetry English Revision notes.

Table of Contents

Thomas S Eliot. 4

The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock 4

Summary 7

Annotation 8

Preludes 14

Summary 15

Annotation 16

Aunt Helen 18

Summary 18

Annotation 19

from The Waste Land II. A Game of Chess 20

Summary 22

Annotation 22

Journey of the Magi 30

Summary 31

Annotation 31

from Landscapes, III. Usk 36

Summary 36

Annotation 37

from Landscapes IV. Rannoch, by Glencoe 38

Summary 38

Annotation 39

from The Four Quartets East Coker IV. 40

Summary 40

Annotation 41

Sample Answers 44

The poetry of T.S. Eliot often presents us with troubled characters in a disturbing world. 44

The poetry of T.S. Eliot – a personal journey. 47

Write about the feelings that T.S. Eliot’s poetry creates in you and the aspects of his poetry

(content and/or style) that help to create those feelings. 50

3 TS Eliot – Poetry English Revision notes.

Thomas S Eliot.

T.S. Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He published his first poetic masterpiece, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," in 1915. In 1921, he wrote the poem "The Waste Land" while recovering from exhaustion. The dense, allusion-heavy poem went on to redefine the genre and become one of the most talked about poems in literary history. For his lifetime of poetic innovation, Eliot won the Order of Merit and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Part of the ex-pat community of the 1920s, he spent most of his life in Europe, dying in London, England, in 1965.

The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock

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