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GINSBERG AND ELIOT Allen Ginsberg TS Eliot These two men couldnt be more perfect examples of twentieth century poetry Their poetry differs due to the transition from the first half of the twentieth century exemplified by TS Eliot to the second half portrayed by Allen Ginsberg Both poets had their own style and diction which gave their poetry a special quality all its own Eliot and Ginsberg are quite different in many ways representative of some of the changes in poetry between the two halves of the twentieth century Let us go then you and I When the evening is spread out against the sky Like a patient etherised upon a table lines 1-3 In merely the first few lines of TS Eliots poem The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock there is clear evidence of rhythm Eliot follows many different rhyme patterns and beats per line Occasionally he will have seven syllables per line whereas in the next line he may jump to thirteen However the poem retains its rhythm and its lively character shown by lines fifteen and sixteen The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panes The yellow smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panes The rhyme scheme differs however throughout the poem From AABCCDDEEFF in the beginning of the poem to ABBCDEDEC near the end Eliot differs in the number of lines per stanza as well The first stanza of The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock contains twelve lines and the last two stanzas each contain three lines Eliots poem still maintains its rhythm as well as its lively beat whether the stanzas are long or short Perhaps Eliots writing style is a function of the time but equally important was his upbringing TS Eliot was influenced in a scholarly manner his entire life Eliots parents were well off and he attended the finest schools eventually attending Harvard He received his degrees rather quickly and
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