These works are as compelling as smoked duck and as frightening as Madelaine Albright. Eliot's essay was interesting for two reasons in particular. Eliot is saying we are all alike underneath. His significance, his appreciation is the appreciation of his relation to the read poets and artists. Eliot seems to be championing artifice over nature; rhetoric over truth.
Whoever has approved this idea of order, of the form of European, of English literature will not find it preposterous that the past should be altered by the present as much as the present is directed by the past. And we do not quite say that the new is more valuable because it fits in; but its fitting in is a test of its value—a test, it is true, which can only be slowly and cautiously applied, for we are none of us infallible judges of conformity. In my Theology of the Church class, the professor made the point that the church has a vast multitude of members, and the majority of them are dead. Rather, one must temporarily transcend ones own personal sphere in order to achieve artistic focus. But unti I read this essay because it was mentioned in my current class, and I wanted to read the rest of it to get the overall concept.
But Eliot does not tell us when a poet should be conscious, and when not. I also do not agree with Elito's idea that you cannot inherit tradition, you have to work for it. This is one great thing about these poet-critics: they write especially well even on seemingly trying topics. Eliot हिंदी में सारांश समझे Tradition and the Individual Talent By T. One of the facts that might come to light in this process is our tendency to insist, when we praise a poet, upon those aspects of his work in which he least resembles any one else.
Seldom, perhaps, does the word appear except in a phrase of censure. We have seen many such simple currents soon lost in the sand; and novelty is better than repetition. Perhaps not even an improvement from the point of view of the psychologist or not to the extent which we imagine; perhaps only in the end based upon a complication in economics and machinery. They always find isolation of the poet from his mainly immediate predecessors. Eliot is rather vague about how a poet is to do this — leaving others to ponder it at length. You must set him, for contrast and comparison, among the dead P. For Eliot, great poets turn personal experience into impersonal poetry, but this nevertheless means that their poetry often stems from the personal.
His poems and critical essays changed the way people thought. A catalyst is the initiating event that causes a thing—in this case creative art or poetry—to happen. His world is more beautiful and artistic than the real world. His experiments in diction, style, and versification revitalized English poetry, and in a series of critical essays he shattered old orthodoxies and erected new ones. Eliot rigorously kept his private life in the background. In its 434 lines, the poem wandered into different languages, obscure references, and a cascading riot of images. You cannot value him alone; you must set him, for contrast and comparison, among the dead.
Widely knowledgeable, he used all that knowledge to fuel some of his greatest works and this is a piece of his life. But the hardest thing is to find the significant emotions from the poem, which separates the poet from the poem. If you consider for a moment someone who writes a poem about his or her deep love or infatuation for another person. The following statements regarding T. Although he was a learned man, a doctor or medicine as opposed to Eliot's studies in philosophy, his depictions of simple, every day objects allowed clear, uncluttered images to stand on their own merit. But in order for a text to conform, it must rebel. If every poet, be it Robert Frost or Walt Whitman, were to write every poem solely inspired from experiences, we would not have dense, rich poems.
On one hand Wordsworth strived to be unique, romantic and sentimental in a time where people needed a poet as such. Experiences in the life of the man may have no place in his poems, and vice-versa. Did they merely fade away into quiet life? Once again, though, a generation of poets who understood the alienation and horror that Eliot was talking about embraced the epic poem as a masterpiece. Thus, Eliot emphasizes objectivity in poetry. In a series of vignettes, loosely linked by the legend of the search for the , it portrays a sterile world of panicky fears and barren lusts, and of human beings waiting for some sign or promise of redemption. For instance, his idea that a poet should learn as much as he can but not to the point that he becomes deadened to the world is impossible to validate.
Eliot's Tradition and the Individual Talent Poets of the present not only have an advantage, but are much smarter than those of the past because they're still alive. The first part, while making safer claims than the second, is pure gold. If otherwise, it is vaguely approbative, with the implication, as to the work approved, of some pleasing archaeological reconstruction. In either case there has been a fusion of elements. Answers to Self Assessment Questions Learning Objectives After reading this chapter, you are expected to learn about: 4. Tradition is a matter of much wider significance. During his lifetime, however, his work was the subject of much sympathetic exegesis.