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Collected Poems, 1909-1962 - Poems (1920) - Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar Summary & Analysis

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Poems (1920) - Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar Summary

The narrator muses here on lives lived and energies spent. He talks of riches, luxury, and enjoying what life has to offer as being fleeting pleasures. Even relationships have beginnings and endings. There is a cycle to life and a flow to humankind's activities that they are often unaware of or choose to ignore. The river of Time continues to flow to its inexorable end.

Poems (1920) - Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar Analysis

The theme of this poem is that earthly pleasures, while enjoyable and often magnificent, are only temporary. Time catches up to every person who walks the earth. Eliot shows the reader that we can try all of life's offerings. We can travel the world, eat the best foods, explore...

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