East Coker

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  • Eliot's East Coker and Linguistic Devices

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    language, (taking into account the reader-response theory of Wolfgang Iser), and the cyclical nature of East Coker In my beginning is my end. In succession Houses rise and fall, crumble, are extended, Are removed, destroyed, restored, or in their place Is an open field, or a factory, or a by-pass. In this discussion I shall be examining Eliot's use of a range of linguistic devices in East Coker. The discussion will focus on how T. S. Eliot (1888 - 1965) employs the medium of language to parallel

  • Analysis of T. S. Eliot's East Coker

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    Analysis of T. S. Eliot's East Coker The early poetry of T. S. Eliot, poems such as "The Wasteland" or "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock", is filled his despair of the human condition. Man is a weak soul, easily tempted and filled with lusts, who has no hope of redemption. These views of man did not change when Eliot converted to Catholicism. Eliot still maintained man's desperate plight, but supplemented that belief with the notion that man has some hope through the work

  • Argument and Parody in T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets

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    The Seduction of Argument and the Danger of Parody in T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets Though its more lyrical passages present detailed and evocative imagery, substantial portions of T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets afford no such easy approach. Since the initial appearance of "Burnt Norton" it has been a critical commonplace to regard these portions of the text as at once its most conceptually profound and its most formally prosaic. Of course, the Quartets offer enough cues toward this critical attitude

  • Redemption And Interpretation In T. S. Eliot's Four Quartets

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    T.S. Eliot opens his Four Quartets with two epigraphs from the pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus: “though logos is common, many live as if they have wisdom of their own”, and “the way upward and the way downward is one and the same”. These ideas tie closely with the opening lines of the first quartet Burnt Norton, where Eliot questions whether all time can be redeemed or not. This idea of redemption ties closely with Original Sin. The exploration of redemption, exemplified through the frequent

  • 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

  • Controversy Surrounding the Keystone XL Pipeline Project

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    On September 19, 2008, The TransCanada Corporation submitted an application to the U.S. State Department to begin building the Keystone XL (XL standing for eXport Limited) pipeline in the United States. More than six years later, the pipeline is still under debate. The project, though generating little controversy when first submitted, began receiving attention in 2011 after an environmental impact study was released by the State Department (Hansen). Major newspapers and online sites picked up the

  • Annotated Bibliography Of Eliot's The Rock, And The Waste Park

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    Annotated Bibliography All annotation information comes from Wikipedia unless otherwise noted. Poetry Collected Poems 1909-1962. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1963. Print. This collection contains almost all of Eliot’s essential poems from 1909 to 1962. Some of the main poems would be Four Quartets, The Waste Land, Ariel Poems Choruses From ‘The Rock’ and The Love Song of J. Alfred Pruforck (Amazon). Most of Eliot’s poems happened to be more of a social comment depending on what time it was

  • Presentation on a Short Poem Written by T. S. Eliot-Cousin Nancy

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    writing abilities and publish his first poem: the love song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Eliot became an Englandcitizen in 1925 and received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1948. In 1965, he died in London, and his ashes were interred at the church of East Coker, England, the home of his ancestor, and also the name of second of Four Quartets, on the memorial tablet are inscribed: in my beginning is my end, in my end is my beginning, famous line in this poem. His most famous work included some poems

  • Biography of William Dampier

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    William Dampier was born in the year of 1651 in East Coker England to a tenant farmer (Dampier “memoirs of a buccaneer” 15). At first, his parents put him in school to study Latin. His parents soon died and he was left with his guardians. His guardians put him in school for writing and arithmetic. From an early age, he had “very early inclinations to see the world” (Dampier “memoirs of a buccaneer” 16). He decided to apprentice a shipmaster and took a voyage to Jamaica. He came back to England a

  • Their Eyes Were Watching God

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    Hurston begins the story with Janie telling it, but then it becomes a third person narrative throughout most of the story. Theme Many times the love that a person is looking for is the one that a person doesn't realize. Characters Lee Coker - Lee Coker lives in Eatonville. He was one of the first people to meet Jody and Janie. Coodemay and Dick Sterrett - Coodemay and Sterrett were friends of Tea Cake and Janie in the Everglades. One night they went to Mrs. Turner's restaurant while they