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Repetition in poetry of T.S. Eliot through Ash Wednesday

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dc.contributor.advisor Maik, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Temte, Stella
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-15T22:04:16Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-15T22:04:16Z
dc.date.issued 1971-03-12
dc.identifier.uri http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/39118
dc.description.abstract With a background of study in the poetry, plays, essays, and literary criticism of T. S. Eliot, I was intrigued by his commitment to the potentials of language and the "music" of poetry. I particularly liked his use of repetition and realized it was a prominent rhetorical device in his poetry and plays. To write a seminar paper about Eliot's use of repetition it was necessary to study the many kinds of repetition as identified in classical rhetoric and to study their uses as described by authors and critics. Very early I became aware that I would have to limit my field to the poetry, excluding the plays; further, to selected poems; and finally, to selected poems, excluding the long Four Quartets. There were several ways of approaching the task. I chose to analyze the poems as individual entities and to analyze them with reference to the repetition as it directs the reader to meaning and to what Eliot called the "deeper, unnamed feelings . . . to which we rarely penetrate." I analyzed "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" rather completely and proceeded through other selected poems chronologically except for the Ariel Poems, which were placed before the major poetry: The Waste Land, The Hollow Men, and Ash-Wednesday. The study was rewarding and the amount of repetition greater even than anticipated. The casual reader accepts Eliot's skillful handling of repetition so naturally as to be partially unaware of its extent, even while it is indeed playing a most significant role in focusing attention and feeling. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Repetition in literature en
dc.subject Eliot, T. S. -- (Thomas Stearns), -- 1888-1965 -- Criticism and interpretation en
dc.title Repetition in poetry of T.S. Eliot through Ash Wednesday en
dc.type Other en
thesis.degree.level MS en
thesis.degree.discipline Teaching en

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