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Analysis and comments on The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot

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Comment 4 of 14, added on November 27th, 2005 at 6:30 AM.

Referring to the title: try the parcival legend! As far as I know it's a
middle- german epic loosely linked to the King Arthur's epic. In short:
While Parcival is trying to become a knight errand he meets the Fisher King
(Amfortas), who resides over a dead land and suffers from a mortal wound,
but cannot die. As soon as any stranger would show care by asking the king
a question, the wound woud heal and the waste land would be restored, and
the one who asked would become the new king of the grail.
Parcival, who misses his first chance, has to learn, that all his knightly
behavior is worth nothing unless he also learns charity.

joachim from Austria
Comment 3 of 14, added on November 2nd, 2005 at 10:42 AM.

I have started to study "The Waste Land". I have not already understood
about the poem's titles. Could you give me any hint?

newton penna from Brazil
Comment 2 of 14, added on December 26th, 2004 at 5:35 AM.

water image in eliot's poems
water which is one of the four natural elements plays a distinguished role
in eliot's poetry.
In 'The waste Land' ,for example,water is both destructive and
constructive.Rain is either destructive
or constructive depending on its intinsity.In the 'Death by Water ,' it is
destructive.yet, through out the poem it is constructive;it rather refers
to the faith through which the waste land may be reserrected.
by Difaf Ibrahim
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difaf ibrahim
Comment 1 of 14, added on November 26th, 2004 at 3:04 PM.

this is the best poem ever. ...fear in a handful of dust, heap of broken
images, look to windward. just g8. chhhhhheeeeerrrrrrssssssssss!!!!!!!
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Poet: T.S. Eliot
Poem: The Waste Land
Volume: The Waste Land
Year: 1922
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Nov 22 2012


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