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From the English religious and devotional work of the seventeenth century to the work of his contemporary, the classical scholar Gilbert Murray, from the French Symbolist poets of the nineteenth century to William Shakespeare, Eliot interpreted literary production in ways that seemed original and fresh.
His work includes the religious pageant plays The Rock and Murder in the Cathedral. The former is more static than dramatic, a chronic piece that owes much to classical Greek drama. The latter is somewhat more dramatic, but it relies heavily on choric elements, a sermon, and a trial scene following the murder of the archbishop of Canterbury.
As with any attempt at poetic classification, this is a descriptive one which must be applied flexibly. From his earliest until his last poetry, he dealt with the essentially modernist themes of anxiety, depersonalization, the quest for identity and meaning, and the search for meaning through language, as well as with the timeless theme of love, both erotic and divine, and the physical and spiritual dualities of human existence.
Influences on his finely honed expression included Ezra Pound, the French novelist Gustave Flaubert, and the English critic Walter Pater whose influence Eliot was eager to disavow.
The works he criticized and, in part, helped to revive were grist for his poetic mill; his poetry is filled with echoes of Shakespeare and seventeenth century dramatists, of the Metaphysical poets, of Dante, and of the poets of antiquity. Biblical and liturgical echoes also chime through in his poetry.
If his references and allusions at first appear obscure and arcane, a careful study of their place in his poems usually reveals that the one text complements or adjusts the meaning of the other. Poem Prufrock invites the reader on an inward journey through the dreamscape of his mind.
Like much of the poetry of Robert Browning, it is a dramatic monologue. While Prufrock finds it difficult to say what he means, he relates his thought as Guido had to Dante, without fear that his secret will be revealed to the living.
The Dantean clue places the reader among the dead: This is one of the several suggestive possibilities for reading the poem and viewing its world as one of the circles that hold dead souls. One is invited to share a dream with disturbing overtones.
The often perplexed reader needs to make numerous decisions about the teller and the tale. Is Prufrock actually addressing the reader, as Guido did Dante, or is he talking to himself?
Is he any or all of the self-caricatures he contemplates—ragged claws, John the Baptist, Lazarus, Polonius?
Is he bound on an erotic mission, a visit of social obligation, or merely an imaginary prowl through half-deserted streets; does he move at all from the spot where he begins his narrative, or is all animation suspended and all action only contemplated or remembered? Apart from its intrinsic significance, this poem foreshadows many of the concerns and techniques Eliot would explore and use in the remainder of his poetry.
It stands, then, as a prelude to other work and, as Eliot would have it, is modified by that work. Other dramatis personae are the Jew, Christ, Mr. Cainmel, as well as the anonymous boy who reads to the narrator.
Like the Fisher King of The Waste Land whom he prefigures, Gerontion is an old man waiting for rain, for rebirth in a period of aridity. Yet since the juvenescence of the year brings Christ the tiger who is eaten and who devours, there is some ambiguity and possibly some ambivalence about a rebirth that leads to death in a recurring cycle.
There is also the equally large concern about action, phrased by one who denies that he has acted: He was not at the Battle of Thermopylae the hot gatesnor did he fight knee-deep in the salt marsh possibly before the gates of windy Troy.
He has, instead, been acted upon, driven by the trade winds to a sleepy corner. The space-time continuum figures prominently in the poem. Similarly, time is confused and variable as past, past remembered in the past and present, the present, and the future coalesce in the mind of the narrator.
Similarly, the meditation on history and its gifts shuttles across time and raises ethical issues such as concerns over how and whether to act. What Gerontion does is essentially what the principal narrator of The Waste Land will do; he is shoring up fragments of language and of meaning against the ruins of a life.
The Waste Land Type of work: Poem The Waste Land explores human history and experience in a quest for regenerative wholeness. The most celebrated poem of the twentieth century, The Waste Land epitomizes modernism—its anxious usurpation of previous texts in the literary tradition, its self-conscious desire to be new, its bleak analysis of the present as a post-lapsarian moment between a crumbling past and an uncertain future.
Composed of five separate poems, the overarching poem is, in poetic range and effect, greater than the sum of these parts.
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In her fourth, and current, career phase as public intellectual, she continues to construct herself against the traditional ty pe of the artist. Dante, Eliot once observed of the great Italian poet, his favorite writer, is “a poet to whom one grows up over a lifetime.”So, too, is Eliot himself.
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