The Life of Thomas Stearns Eliot

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Thomas Stearns Eliot, also known as T.S. Eliot , was an extraordinarily influential poet and playwright who captured the true essence of his modern day society, and brought it to life through his various works. He believed that ``poetry should aim to represent the the complexities of modern civilization.`` (Noble Media 1) Through his momentous, yet classical arrays of literary art, T.S. Eliot`s masterpieces are fine examples of an author`s ability to successfully relate to the circumstances and productivities around him. As a citizen who lived during the Elizabethan Era, Eliot`s pieces symbolize the Golden Age of dramas and fine arts that arose from this period of time. T.S. Eliot`s early life and childhood heavily anchored his decision to eventually become notary writer. Eliot was born on September 26, 1888 in St. Louis, Missouri. T.S. Eliot was the youngest of seven children to New Englanders Henry Ware Eliot and Charlotte Champe Stearns Eliot. As a result of having congenital double hernia,T.S. Eliot was raised under the special care of his mother and nurse, and luckily, grew up during the wealthy generation of his family. His father had become a successful businessman at the time of his birth, and his mother was a schoolteacher. As a result of his family`s valued fortune, Eliot, later on in his life, enjoyed the luxuries of a prestigious lifestyle and education. As a young child, he was heavily exposed to diverse cultures and loved to explore. It is even said of him that ``T.S. knew both the city`s muddy streets, as well as its exclusive drawing rooms.`` (Bush 1) T.S.`s parents owned several properties; the most prominent ones were located in Boston, Massachusetts, along the New England coast. As a part o... ... middle of paper ... ...erspective. Today, his works are also not merely used for classic pleasure, but as literary and figurative examples of how a person can capture the true essence of his or her society. Bibliographies: Bush, Ronald. ``T.S. Eliot`s Life and Career. Oxford University Press, 1999. Web. 02 Apr. 2014. Kerley,Gary. ``Eliot`s Letters, 1898 - 1925: A Review.`` Yeats Eliot Review 29.3 - 4 (2012): 25+. Questia School. Web. 03 Apr. 2014. ``T.S. Eliot - Biographical``. Nobel Media AB 2013. Web. 03 Apr. 2014. Shuman, R. Baird, ed. Great American Writers: Twentieth Century. Vol. 4. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 2002. Questia School. Web. 3 Apr. 2014. Maxwell, D. E. S. The Poetry of T. S. Eliot. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1960. Questia School. Web. 29 Apr. 2014.
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