T.S. Eliot - Keywords

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T.S. Eliot - Keywords
1 Images
1.1 separated images, fragments of modern life (give realistic view of life)
1.2 "sense of sudden liberation...from time limits and space limits" (Ezra Pound)
1.3 compress allusions and evoke several levels of experience simultaneously
2 Concentration
2.1 difficult reading, a challenging strategy, which helps the reader to play an active role
2.1.1 Eliot wrote: "Poetry in our civilization must be difficiult."
3 Victiorian Unity has been lost in the modern world
4 Ellipsis and Juxtaposition
4.1 logical links missing in on or more sentences
4.2 opposition of images
5 ELIOT'S PURPOSE
5.1 to provide the reader with a multi-faceted vision of reality, united by the mythical frame
6 OBJECTIVE CORRELATIVE
6.1 "A set of object, a situation, a chain of events" suggesting a particular emotion in order to evoke a disired emotional response in the reader
6.1.1 as the poet cannot communicate his emotions directly to the reader has to find some object suggestive of it in order to evoke the same emotion he felt
6.2 is a technique
6.2.1 Eliot uses also "association of ideas" as technique
7 STYLE AND LANGUAGE
7.1 innovative
7.2 rejection of the traditional poetical images and structures
7.3 introduction of symbolical images often out of any context
7.3.1 quotations in 6 languages and allusions (sometimes obscure) to philosophical and religious traditions
7.3.2 open to various interpretations
7.4 reader must focus on the symbolic power of the images and gradually the message will become clear
7.5 free verse
8 THEMES
8.1 meaningful link with the past which makes look the present more squallid
8.2 emptiness of modern life
8.2.1 existential void which cannot be filled
8.2.2 people may try to fight against it by looking for temporary fillers like love, religion...but every turns out to be vain
8.3 alienation
8.3.1 = feeling of estrangement from society
8.3.2 common to modern man
8.4 incommunicability
8.4.1 = we live in crowded cities but don't know one anothers
8.5 quest
8.5.1 = represents the destiny of modern man always looking/waiting for someone
8.5.2 symbolic spiritual piligrimage to restore hope
8.6 The Damaged Psyche of Humanity
8.7 STERILITY
8.7.1 feelings and emotions no longer possible
8.7.2 natural
8.7.2.1 = land is dry and unfruitful
8.7.3 social
8.7.4 spiritual
8.7.4.1 lack in any beliefs or values
8.8 nihilism
9 social criticism
10 MYTH
10.1 only device to provide unity

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