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Thomas Stearns Eliot born in Missouri on September 26 1888 is probably one of the most well known poets of his time Living in St Louis during the first eighteen years of his life Eliot attended Harvard University In 1910 he left the US for the Sorbonne having earned both undergraduate and masters degrees and writing several poems to the Harvard Advocate After a year in Paris he returned to Harvard to pursue a doctorate in philosophy but returned to Europe and settled in England in 1914 The following year he married and began working in London first as a teacher and later for a Bank During all of his travels he continued to write poetry and in 1925 he wrote the poem The Hollow Men The tone threw out this whole poem is that of a dark sad and dismal setting We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men just the first two lines of this poem set the mood for being alone or not wanted thrown away for all too see but not to care Driving on the emotion of sorrow one might be drawn to the rest of the poem or story in this case This poem tells the story of the so-called Hollow men people that have no eyes in the valley of dying stars Almost as if everyone there can all be equal sharing in there own insecurities and weakness but there is no one there to exploit them any future The Hallow men are the fallen people of a society the outcasts of the normal world but together they create a massive new society where together they can sulk till death This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but with a whimper The Hallow Men shows the reader an inside into the thoughts and feelings of some persons that you might even called depressed The poem almost shows you there weaknesses and bluntly
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