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Analysis and comments on Sweeney among the Nightingales by T.S. Eliot

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Comment 12 of 872, added on March 9th, 2012 at 5:11 AM.
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Comment 11 of 872, added on March 9th, 2012 at 1:31 AM.
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Comment 10 of 872, added on January 30th, 2011 at 3:15 AM.
summary of the poem

this is a controversial and stands for the modern people who live like
Sweeney.

gnanasekaran from India
Comment 9 of 872, added on January 19th, 2011 at 3:55 AM.

this poem is really good work of art because of two reasons. it portrays
the exact life of modern men and women with full of reality and the later
one reflects the t.s.Eliot faith upon classicism and its philosophy. i love
this poem.

gnanasekaran from India
Comment 8 of 872, added on April 21st, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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frankreich hotel
Comment 7 of 872, added on December 16th, 2009 at 10:19 AM.

i like men

bob from Australia
Comment 6 of 872, added on October 11th, 2009 at 6:56 PM.

I'm particularly fascinated by the mysterious geometry of the poem. "Silent
man in mocha brown sprawls at the window sill & gapes"; "...Leaves the room
and reappears outside the window looking in"; "The host with someone
indistinct converses at the door apart"...All this sort of non-Euclidean
geometry makes me think of Dali's "The Persistence of Memory"--the same
sort of feeling, that is.

Michael Chester
Comment 5 of 872, added on September 19th, 2009 at 6:21 AM.

Temur,
How about this:
Rachel has a new appelation - Rabinovich - is a modern jew. The jews of
old are changed to the decadent jews of today by the death of Christ. It is
these new jews of the roman occupation who killed Christ - Christ who
claimed to be the last and globally sufficient sacrifice. The last
dionysis. There would be no further annual sacrifice. We are now
disassociated from the old revivication of life in the seasons. We are
permanently validated. Our decadence is now our own. It is not the glorious
preamble of our remaking. Decadance is no longer redeemed as the
propitiation of a god. Just as Agememnon's death is not the glorious death
of a king in Troy. Or a sacrifice, but the sordid death of an adulterer, a
murderer of his own daughter, a man killed in his bath ignominiously by the
person whose trust he had despoiled, his wife. Agememnon is a false King
sacrifice. He was not supposed to die then - that is one of the operating
ironies of the Orestia. This rupture in moral precedence is the opening
crisis of the play. Its resolution is not ritual but extraordinary. Athena
herself must make a remarkable and singular judgement.

PS I think ( as have others ) that TS may have been an anti-Semite.

klauposius from Australia
Comment 4 of 872, added on September 21st, 2007 at 4:52 PM.

Eliot's wife,I believe,cheated on him, and I think the Sweeney poems are a
reflection of the hurt he experienced because of the infidelity. He equated
her behavior with that of whores in a brothel. And, for all his life, I
think, he could not write himself out of that pain.

Robert Schwab from United States
Comment 3 of 872, added on May 18th, 2007 at 4:15 PM.

I was doing a report on T.S. Eliot when I came across this poem. I thought
it was very interesting and e-mailed it to my mom and dad. My mom thought
it was about sex, and my dad thought it was about some wild cats...

Emily VanLente from United States

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Poet: T.S. Eliot
Poem: 12. Sweeney among the Nightingales
Volume: Poems
Year: 1920
Added: Jan 31 2004
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