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01172-- Write a short note on Eliot's style.




Write a short note on Eliot's style.

Credited with ushering in a new era of poetry, T. S. Eliot shattered the poetic conventions of his day.  Eliot’s revolutionary style—his individual way of communicating ideas—has inspired both praise and puzzlement for almost a century.  


Key elements of Eliot’s poetic style include:

• a frequent use of free verse, in which the rhythms fall into no fixed pattern 

• the use of colloquial language, including slang and references to popular culture 

• the conveying of ideas by complex figurative language, images, symbols, and allusions rather than by explicit statements Eliot’s tone is another important element of his style.  Many of his poems have a tone of disillusionment or alienation, reflecting his despair at what he saw as the decline of Western civilization.  “The Naming of Cats,” written after Eliot came to terms with the modern age, shows the poet’s witty, whimsical side. As

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