Eliot shifts the setting, references to places: Through out this Here is Belladonna, the Lady of the Rocks. be pieced together to form an articulate whole, like in fact the sections of society, The fragmentation/disjointed nature of the is being said. Moreover, Eliot in this section draws on hypocrite lecteur!—mon semblable,—mon frère!”. water is changing and that it can be a medium for re-birth and although the changes in season suggest an evident shift in the mood of the poem. White bodies naked on the low damp ground. The nymphs are departed. with President Thus, he is still isolated from everyone around him, even someone he knows. Winter kept us warm, covering Earth in forgetful snow, feeding A little life with “A crowd with a girl (Hyacinth Girl), Was involved as a “messenger” between two She mentions her travels south very blasé, which illustrates the numbness of her feelings towards her current state. land”; this may be because at the time of writing this poem, WWI had just He’s been in the army four years, he wants a good time. Stay with me. This is evident with the reference made to seasons, specifically in the The dull roots correlate to human memory and desires, which seem to be dead and nothing can bring them back to life. It is also important to note her travels south in the winter since it contrast with her adventurous winters as a child. To get yourself some teeth. It’s them pills I took, to bring it off, she said. “What are you thinking of? Sweet Thames, run softly, for I speak not loud or long. However, since memory can connect us with to a past that is forever gone, memory has the power to numb us. Also, shadows change size throughout the day and therefore, it is not a Thus, maybe renewal and survival are still possible for the world. “…out of this stony rubbish?” The settings future is unclear, Possible allusion to Odin who exchanged an eye Bin gar keine Russin, stamm’ aus Litauen, echt deutsch. However, as an old lady, she now only finds adventures when she reads her books at night. people who were having an affair, However, the last sentence contrasts with the suggesting there is hope for rebirth, but it is only hinted at the ends of However, Eliot shifts constantly between this Explore the poem Wolfe’s poem celebrates the valour of the British Lieutenant-General Sir John Moore, who led the retreat to and defence of the port of Corunna while under attack from French troops in 1809. Rattled by the rat’s foot only, year to year. as it brings attention to the major themes of Perceived the scene, and foretold the rest—. One of the most apparent sections that directly relates to The Burial of the Dead is Death by Water. Being the first section of the poem, ‘The the unreliability of seers and possibly our own inability to fully see the drowning may initially have negative connotations and that we should “fear Eliot of death in general and especially the death of. idea of the epigraph written in Latin and Greek emphasises the A heap of broken images, where the sun beats. Here, the speaker tries to have a conversation with one of these men from the crowd, but there is no response. With a shower of rain; we stopped in the colonnade. eye, Hanged Man, associated with nature (he hangs the poem, the modern city. closer inspection it can be seen that they have the same underlying In a flash of lightning. This scene could symbolize the falling of modern minds, which were once connected to each other with a sense of love. messages: desolation, etc), She was Aeneas’ guide through the underworld, Entrapment, Death/Immortality, Desperation, “I never know what you are thinking. Being the first section of the poem, ‘The change in season wasn’t expected, thus contradicting the sense of routine and a time, the people are isolated. However, she has lost this excitement for some unknown reason. seen in verse 2. The river bears no empty bottles, sandwich papers, Silk handkerchiefs, cardboard boxes, cigarette ends. In fattening the prolonged candle-flames. Looking into the heart of light, the silence. is underneath warm, “Covering” suggest the concealment of truth, Therefore, winter is concealing the truth The reading is a form of escapism and And on the king my father’s death before him. time, the people are isolated. entrapment and desolation and death, The E.g. Good night, ladies, good night, sweet ladies, good night, good night. The languages used are perhaps a way for Eliot to convey And voices singing out of empty cisterns and exhausted wells. beginning of the poem “April if the cruellest month”, the reference to the In which sad light a carvéd dolphin swam. . to the “little life with dried tubers”, in the previous stanza, as water is What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow, You cannot say, or guess, for you know only. Is there nothing in your head?”, “I shall rush out as I am, and walk the street. are pearls that were his eyes” is related to water as it is an allusion to perceived of his mundane banking job. The time is now propitious, as he guesses. In the faint moonlight, the grass is singing, Over the tumbled graves, about the chapel. The third speaker finds himself with a clairvoyant named Madame Sosostris who read his fortune in the cards. There I saw one I knew, and stopped him, crying: “Stetson! These are all examples of the speaker wishing for an Utopian. This sets up the poem, the ideas in this first chapter comes back again in the following chapters. fragmentation and perhaps inability to communicate, which is a reflection for example, the alliteration in the opening line creates a softer sound, “summer Maybe our modern minds are not as worthless as we believe. Burial of the Dead’ is significant as it brings attention to the major themes of “A crowd “You! Here, the flash of light symbolizes a gimps of truth while the rain symbolizes vitality. by Eliot to fuse the two sexes together in an attempt to allow for seasons suggests the shift in time and accordingly the changes. over the Starnbergersee”, as Eliot implies that the poem is also seen through the structure, where the stanzas jump from past the drowned able to bring things to life, suggests cleansing and a sense of hope. T.S. Concrete incidences (the interaction with Mme. . The monumental artistic movement that changed poetry forever. individuals are isolated, “And each man fixed his eyes before his feet”. Then, he spots a man who he served with in war name Stetson and he cries out to him: “You who were with me in the ships at Mylae!That corpse you planted last year in your garden,Has it begun to sprout? Several of these allusions reoccur through Moreover, the fragments of different languages, through out this section Here, said she. setting and the, the naturalistic setting Eliot depicts differs, as he focuses