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TS Eliot was a very influential pessimist always and constantly thriving on his hatred of little things and his love life Eliot was born in St Louis Missouri - 1888 ad His parents were both writers and loved the arts most effectively passing on the genes to their son While growing up he learned many things his parents were extremely social and intellectual and they pushed him to achieve the highest of statuses He went to college at Harvard University and then moved to London to go to Oxford He then became a citizen of England in 1915 While in England Eliot held many jobs to keep the payments on his 5th floor English apartment and his college tuition Eliot quickly became popular with Britain and was known as a great poet and a literal critic Eliot is best known for two of his works The Waste Land 1922 and The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock 1915 Actually the Love song is the beginning of the Waste Land The Waste Land is in 5 parts so it is more of a story in poetical form In the Love Song Eliot actually sounds a bit like a optimist quite frankly though his own waste landsteps in half way through This is his only poetic work I like But it will never be at the top of any of my lists In this song JAP J Alfred Prufrock is writing a letter to his honey the girl he is in love with In this poem Eliot uses a lot of visual imagery he is very good with his adjectives and brings such a happy correlation of thought into a grim reality he would call his Waste Land He talks of how In the room the women come and go Talking of Michelangelo - TLSJAP stanza 13 and 14 It has been my thought that this may signify his type Eliot again was an intellectual
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