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Eliot Quotes

Eliot quotes
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Last updated: August 1, 2022
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Twisted...
(quasi-romantic imagery,
Twisted branch upon the beach
Sunless...
(Baudelarian symbolism, subversion of Romantic tropes)
Sunless dry geraniums, chestnuts in the streets
Beats...
(Death Knell imagery, temporality of man)
Beats like a fatalistic drum
The...
(Synecdoche, bleak portrayal of innocence, emptiness)
The hand of the child, automatic/ I could see nothing behind that child’s eye
The...
(Unreliable narrator, liminal feeling to modernity, caused by dialectic tone)
The street lamps sputter and mutter
Let...
(Establishes song-like structure similar to Ezra Pound’s ‘3 cantos’ whom he met in 1914, an ode to Romantic symbolism.)
Let us go then, you and I, when the evening is spread out against the sky
Like...
(Simile, tonal Shift)
Like a patient etherised upon the table
One...
(enjambment, lack of direction, lack of emotion, alienation from world, loss of selfhood)
One night stands in cheap hotels and sawdust restaurants with oyster shells
And...
(Question, alienation with the world)
And how should I presume?
When...
(Anadiplosis emphasises the flaneur's descent into Sartrean void, a void devoid of existential meaning)
When I formulate, sprawling on a pin, when I am pinned and wriggling on the wall.
Till
(Caesura indicates the distance of human voice)
Till human voices wake us, and we drown.
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