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Analysis and comments on Ash Wednesday by T.S. Eliot

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Comment 30 of 153, added on February 10th, 2012 at 3:28 PM.

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Comment 29 of 153, added on July 28th, 2011 at 4:26 AM.

A bit surpiresd it seems to simple and yet useful.

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Comment 28 of 153, added on July 27th, 2011 at 9:44 PM.

Ah yes, nicely put, eervynoe.

Nonie from Yugoslavia
Comment 27 of 153, added on July 13th, 2009 at 10:38 AM.

This poem is about the self purification of human soul.this is the way of
changing a life towards god.it alludes the spiritual life. though its not
the total christian poem but it is door for Eliot to write his next
christian poems.

Arin Jahan from Bangladesh
Comment 26 of 153, added on March 2nd, 2009 at 6:16 PM.

It should probably be mandatory that anyone preparing to read this work
should read the book of Ezekiel in a fairly recent Old Testament Bible
(Check out the N.E.T. Bible as a superb reference work), but that's only
the beginning. There are several extensive critiques available that very
likely cover a lot more ground than even Eliot intended, however, and they
are also worth the effort for the most part. Compared to his "The
Wasteland" this poem seems orders of magnitude more readable. Although for
both, having the proper background makes the whole experience much more

Jim Treat from United States
Comment 25 of 153, added on May 8th, 2007 at 11:29 PM.

well, i think i would've had a greater appreciation for, and a better
understanding of this poem if i was religious.
eliot had some interesting imagery... he used bones just like in The
Wasteland (i'm guessing as a symbol of death again). also, like in the
wasteland there are quite a few allusions that confuse the heck out of
me-i'm guessing most of them are biblical.
i noticed that he used some repetition and alliteration. a couple phrases
that stood out: "unbroken wings" "the blind eye creates"

mishLo from Japan
Comment 24 of 153, added on May 7th, 2007 at 9:43 AM.

Ash Wednesday is a very interesting and attention grabbing poem. It shows
the speakers need for God and how he feels he is "unworthy" for him. It
shows his lack of hope for everything in the world. TS Eliot uses great
metaphors and awesome figurative language! :)

nieve! from Ireland

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Poet: T.S. Eliot
Poem: Ash Wednesday
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Jul 30 2010

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