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^::__E212-R T.S. ELIOT QUESTIONS__::^
- Assigned: ''The Waste Land'' (2368-83); "Tradition and the Individual Talent" (2395-2401).
+ Assigned: ''The Waste Land'' (2368-83); "Tradition and the Individual Talent" (2395-2401).
- __The Waste Land__
+ __''The Waste Land''__

__I. The Burial of the Dead.__

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4. What seems to be the value of Madame Sosostris' the clairvoyant's from 42 through 59? Does she have anything to offer us?
- 5. From lines 60 through 76, who is the "Stetson" addressed by the narrative voice? What sense of London emerges from this stanza?
+ 5. From lines 60 through 76, who is the "Stetson" addressed by the narrative voice? What sense of London emerges from this stanza?

6. If you are familiar with the grail legends of Arthurian romance, what elements of these stories does the first section introduce?

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17. What strategies for survival or at least for understanding do the poem's final three stanzas involve?
- __"Tradition and the Individual Talent"__
+ __"Tradition and the Individual Talent"__
- 18. How, on pages 2396-97, does Eliot describe the tradition and the "mind of Europe" to which writers must connect themselves? How can the past be altered by the present?
+ 18. How, on pages 2396-97, does Eliot describe the tradition and the "mind of Europe" to which writers must connect themselves? How can the past be altered by the present?
- 19. How does Eliot answer the charge that his theory requires "a ridiculous amount of erudition"? Do you find The Waste Land, which Eliot wrote three years after this essay, a successful example of the kind of poetry he is calling for? Why or why not?
+ 19. How does Eliot answer the charge that his theory requires "a ridiculous amount of erudition"? Do you find The Waste Land, which Eliot wrote three years after this essay, a successful example of the kind of poetry he is calling for? Why or why not?
- 20. From 2398-99, how does Eliot characterize the creative process? What does the poet's mind "express"? How does his analogy of the poet's mind to "a bit of finely filiated platinum" help him explain the creative process?
+ 20. From 2398-99, how does Eliot characterize the creative process? What does the poet's mind "express"? How does his analogy of the poet's mind to "a bit of finely filiated platinum" help him explain the creative process?
- 21. What fault, on 2400, does Eliot find with Wordsworth's formulation of poetic expression as "emotion recollected in tranquility"? How does his essay as a whole reject romantic expressivism?
+ 21. What fault, on 2400, does Eliot find with Wordsworth's formulation of poetic expression as "emotion recollected in tranquility"? How does his essay as a whole reject romantic expressivism?

22. Eliot does not say much about how the reader connects to the kind of literature he is defending. What conjectures can you offer on this point?
- Edition: Abrams, M.H. et al. ''The Norton Anthology of English Literature,'' Volumes 2A-C. 7th edition. ISBN 2A = 0393975681, 2B = 039397569X, 2C = 0393975703.
+ Edition: Abrams, M. H. et al. ''The Norton Anthology of English Literature,'' Vols. 2A-C. 7th ed. New York: Norton, 2000. ISBN 2A = 0393975681, 2B = 039397569X, 2C = 0393975703.

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