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Collected Poems, 1909-1962 - Poems (1920) - Whispers of Immortality Summary & Analysis

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Poems (1920) - Whispers of Immortality Summary

Death and the passage of time are familiar themes in Eliot's work. In this poem, T.S. Eliot talks of how the great creative artists in life have pondered mortality. He alludes to the sensual pleasures and beauty in life that are our lot to enjoy while we have a chance to enjoy them. Eliot also shows that behind the beauty in life, there is the sense that it is not lasting.

Poems (1920) - Whispers of Immortality Analysis

This poem deals with hoping for immortality while knowing we do not fully comprehend what awaits us after we die. He speaks of living and loving in this life while hoping for a better afterlife. There is a sense from Eliot that he desires to show his readers that great artistic works are only a shadow of...

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