On September 26 1888, in Saint Louis, Missouri, Thomas Sterns Eliot was delivered into Henry Ware Eliot’s arms (Bush). Henry, Eliot’s father, the president of the Hydraulic Press Brick Company, had always had a taste for poetry, as an amateur poet with a thirst for Emerson (Bush). His mother was a school teacher, who would later involve herself in social problems, once Eliot was older (Pope). The youngest of eleven, Eliot was surrounded by family his whole early life. His grandfather, William Greenleaf Eliot, influenced him, even though he had died on January 23, 1887, through his achievements and creations (“Washington”).
A branch of Washington University, Smith Academy in Saint Louis, is where Eliot attended school for his early life and later went to Milton Academy in Massachusetts (“T.S. Eliot Biography”). In 1905, Eliot’s poetry was published by ...
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