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Collected Poems, 1909-1962 - Poems (1920) - A Cooking Egg Summary & Analysis

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Poems (1920) - A Cooking Egg Summary

T.S. Eliot revisits his studies on the passage of time. The main character of the poem decides that, although he is attracted to the learned, cultured young woman he sits near, he does not want her. He feels she cannot provide him with true happiness. He decides that everything he desires will be in Heaven. He sees his daily life as a time of waiting for true reward, although he must deal with the disappointments life hands him now.

Poems (1920) - A Cooking Egg Analysis

Themes of patience and hope permeate this poem. T.S. Eliot explores how a person does not always acquire all his or her dreams in this life. We don't always win our desires, for whatever reason. He suggests patience in waiting for rewards in another life are noble. The...

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