T.S Eliot

tseliot-1600x720T.S Eliot was a great poet who invented the new style of poem that ideas are expressed through beautiful imaginations. Such large amount of allusion and extended metaphor were never used before him; therefore, he was largely criticized in his early period of writing. Many people commented on him as that his poem were meaningless, which in that no consistent flow of ideas expressed. He insisted on that style and eventually developed the mature technique to use allusions and extended metaphors and express profound ideas at the same time. However, when other people used the same style as his. He turned out to criticise that particular person for the same reason that he was criticised for. It seems unbelievable because he is such a supporter who invented for such new style of poem. His action of criticising other poets who use his style seem to be hard to imagine.In the Selected Essays, he believes that Dorne’s poem is a bunch of unconnected thoughts, which only contains emotions and impressions without any consistent thought. This is exactly Eliot himself was criticised for, which created the biggest question that why he question his own style.

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One Response to T.S Eliot

  1. rishi527 says:

    Hey Zoey, I like how you chose T.S. Eliot as your poet because he is one of the most influential poets of literary history. The addition of how literary society criticized his work is also great as it shows the struggles Eliot faced in his personal life. Also, could you have maybe included examples on who exactly criticized Eliot’s work and if that person later employed his use of allusion and extended metaphor after society started to employ the technique also? I think this could help to show which poets in history were influenced by Eliot’s work. Besides this, the blog post could be proofread a little further; however, your post was exceptional overall.

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