"The Wasteland" Analytical Essay

"The Wasteland"
An analysis of T.S. Eliot's poem "The Wasteland".
# 26002 | 1,010 words | 1 source | 2002 | US
Published on May 04, 2003 in Literature (English) , Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)


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T.S. Eliot's poem, "The Waste Land," is known to be one of his most outstanding pieces of poetry. The paper discusses the way in which Eliot described in this poem the failures of faith, romance and life. The title "The Waste Land" describes much of the poems meaning of the world in 1922, as seen from Eliot's eyes. The paper shows how Eliot used fragmentation to break up the rhyming scheme, and, in the end, created one of modern literature's greatest pieces.

From the Paper:

"The first section of "The Waste Land" is "The Burial of the Dead." April was the time to start over again, and people at that time remembered when they had more fertile crops, and happy days. When the reader is finished with this section, he or she usually feels like they are trapped with numerous people, even though there are four speakers individually. This is because of the way Eliot composed short sections and really complicated circumstances. In some sections of the first part, there were hints of structure, but nothing ever came of it. Eliot hints to his idea of modern culture in 1922 in many places. The "Unreal City" (1463), was noted by Eliot as, "Swarming City, city filled with dreams, / Where the ghost in full daylight hails the passerby" (Perkins, 1463). The sights of Paris from Eliot's eyes were dreams, and that became the realities of the horribleness of war as if in hell. "I had not thought death had undone so many" (1463). Eliot used other languages, without the intention of readers translating, to show that people will never be able to completely understand each other."

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