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Analysis and comments on Whispers of Immortality by T.S. Eliot

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Comment 9 of 19, added on February 5th, 2009 at 7:53 PM.

It is comparing the philosophical/poetic approach of finding meaning in
life to Grishkin's approach of finding it through sex and how in the end
they are both futile. Donne & Webster are poets and the title of this poem
also alludes to the work of another poet.

Cat from United States
Comment 8 of 19, added on April 3rd, 2008 at 10:33 PM.

I like how the poem is put together how he talks about death or hell but i
didnt like the way he ended it with the jaguar that made no cense. But
other then that it was an awsome poem.

Mickey from United States
Comment 7 of 19, added on October 15th, 2007 at 12:34 PM.

A fever of sexual repression and self-loathing dressed up as cultural
commentary. Guaranteed to appeal to adolescents, and catchy to boot.

Grishkin from Ireland
Comment 6 of 19, added on May 21st, 2007 at 2:19 AM.

this poem makes no sense, why is he talking about a the ballet dancer that
he meet in london and what he trying to tell through this poem.

wally from United States
Comment 5 of 19, added on December 18th, 2005 at 6:29 PM.

I like the poem. although it is very vintage. it holds a lot of meaning. I
think it can be biblical. Because it talks about limbo aka. hell, and the
devil ( Breastless Creatures Underground leaned back toward a lipless
grin") which makes sense since some of his other poems are like that.

Sarah from United States
Comment 4 of 19, added on October 21st, 2005 at 9:04 AM.

this poem was awesome. i really like the way that it was put together.
Thanks for all the help. YOu helped me with a big project.

Chad Lewis from United States
Comment 3 of 19, added on August 18th, 2005 at 4:56 AM.

this poem makes no sense...

dylsie from Australia
Comment 2 of 19, added on January 25th, 2005 at 4:37 AM.

The line from the first stanza, "The Skull beneath the Skin" is also the
title of a crime fiction novel, by PD James. This is immediately conveyed
through the epigraph, which acts as a preface to the responder.

kurio from Australia
Comment 1 of 19, added on January 4th, 2005 at 11:17 AM.

Whispers of immortality by T.S.Eliot and also, Burkbank with a baedequer

Sonia from Spain

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Information about Whispers of Immortality

Poet: T.S. Eliot
Poem: 10. Whispers of Immortality
Volume: Poems
Year: 1920
Added: Jan 31 2004
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