Thomas S. Eliot

1888 - 1965

American-born poet, playwright and critic whose poems established new techniques and whose unique perspective became a foundation of modern literature.

T.S. Eliot was born into a prosperous family in St. Louis, Missouri. He studied both locally and abroad, attaining degrees in philosophy, literature and languages. In 1927 he became a British citizen. At the same time, he converted to the Church of England.

Eliot is famous for his free verse poetry, and for his poetic plays

His most famous work, The Waste Land, a lengthy poem, examines the ills of contemporary society. It established poetic fragmentation - shifts in imagery, tone and perspective - as a poetic device, and is one of Eliot's significant contributions to the world of literature.

Eliot devoted the last 20 years of his life to writing plays and lecturing - his days of poetry were over. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1948.


Burnt Norton -- On the Uses of Generic Conventions and Subsequent Understandings Reached

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Eliot's poetry of Breakdown -- An essay discussing the above title

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Symbolism in T S Eliot's 'The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock' and 'The Waste Land' -- This essay will cope with the technique that Eliot uses in his 2 aforesaid poems

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T S Eliot's the waste land : A new understanding -- This essay will touch on the philosophical side of the poem

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Purifying and Passionate Fire in Eliot's the waste land -- This essay is an Analysis of the Duality of Fire in “The Waste Land”

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Form and Content in Eliot's Poetry -- techniques and content in Eliot's 'Rhapsody on a Windy Night' and 'The Hollow Men'

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Brief notes on Prufrock by TS Eliot -- Just some notes and ideas esp. for TEE lit

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The Correlation Between the Four Fragments in T.S.Eliot’s Preludes -- A description of the techniques employed by Eliot to correlate the four fragments of the Preludes.

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Eliot and Cultural Assumptions -- A poet often reflects the cultural assumptions of the society to which they belong.

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Impersonality in T. S. Eliot: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock -- Some analysis of the poem.

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