The Waste Land

The Waste Land

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The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot

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The Waste Land

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Footsteps shuffled on the stair.
Under the firelight, under the brush, her hair
Spread out in fiery points
Glowed into words, then would be savagely still. 110

"My nerves are bad to-night. Yes, bad. Stay with me.
"Speak to me. Why do you never speak. Speak.
"What are you thinking of? What thinking? What?
"I never know what you are thinking. Think."

I think we are in rats' alley
Where the dead men lost their bones.

"What is that noise?"

The wind under the door.
"What is that noise now? What is the wind doing?"
Nothing again nothing. 120
"Do

"You know nothing? Do you see nothing? Do you remember
"Nothing?"

I remember
Those are pearls that were his eyes.
"Are you alive, or not? Is there nothing in your head?"

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One poem. It doesn't have the quotable lines Prufrock has, but the words are elegant and the images and ideas twist inside your mind. At the end, all I could say was,
damn.
One of the masterpiece in english poetry,The Waste Land juxstaposes the past and the present and explores the degraded condition of mankind.
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