T.S Elliot Waste Land

T.S Elliot Waste Land

 

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The typical narrative of modernism runs roughly as follows: writers, artists, and other thinkers responded to a sense of an unprecedentedly rapid technological, political, social, and economic change by producing artworks that mirrored the intellectual disruptions such change engendered. Old systems seemed not to work and new systems were unknown and often threatening and the present seemed cut off from the past. This situation produced a crisis in meaning in many writers. The typical modern (or modernist) work was fragmented, apolitical, complicated, and of aesthetically higher quality than mass media. Postmodern writing also fits into this narrative. Following World War II writers and thinkers saw crisis as opportunity and immersed themselves in the fluidity of modern life. Though aspects of this broad narrative make certain kinds of sense, it leaves much out. This section will explore how modernism and postmodernism get coded along cultural, social, gender, class, and race lines. This section of the course looks at some of the major strands and strains of poetry that was written throughout the 20th century. In general, the model of early 20th century poetry was that it resisted a changing world by critiquing that world as harmfully chaotic and sought redemption through some sort of aesthetic or cultural means. The model of later 20th century poetry was that it saw opportunity in the chaos and embraced radical uncertainty as an ends. These are very broad models for understanding a wide array of works, though. For this essay I want you to pick a poem (or two short poems), analyze them through close reading, and show how they both do and do not correspond to these paradigms. use the TS ELLIOT’S the wasteland the essay question is basically saying that poets back then either embraced the chaos in the changing times or completely dreaded it. on the surface these poets kinds of show their feelings towards the chaos like in the wasteland (the name of the poem show that its a doomed place) but with deeper reading you can see how he offer a solution to chaos you need to show how he shows chaos and at the same time show how the author might find good in the chaos. Analayze the poem with great dep

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