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A Study of Form and Content in T.S. Eliot's Wasteland & Ash Wednesday

©2014 Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation 39 Pages

Summary

Abstract

The present study aims at examining form and content in T . S . Eliot's The Waste Land and Ash Wednesday .The study is divided into four chapters in addition to a conclusion.
Chapter One is an introduction which provides a general background of modern age, its rampant materialism and spiritual bankruptcy which has eventually created a sense of emptiness and barrenness in modern life.
Chapter Two traces the formative influence of Eliot that made him a great poet of the modern age, who has depicted these problems through his poems.
Chapter Three is devoted to the study Eliot's The Waste land, its form and content. In this poem, form and content go together reduced to its simplest terms.
Chapter Four examines the form and content in Eliot's Ash Wednesday. In this poem, form and content is also go together. The poem marks the beginning of a new phase in the poet's development. The form of this poem consists of obscure images and symbols which make the poem difficult. The poem compelled him to contemplate another vision. ''The unreal vision in higher dream,"(Ash Wednesday L.78) whose felt absence was his earlier subjects.

Details

Pages
39
Type of Edition
Originalausgabe
Year
2014
ISBN (PDF)
9783954893713
File size
690 KB
Language
English
Publication date
2015 (February)
Keywords
T. S. Elliot Waste Land Ash Wendsday
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Title: A Study of Form and Content in  T.S. Eliot's Wasteland & Ash Wednesday