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Collected Poems, 1909-1962 - Poems (1920) - Mr. Eliot's Sunday Morning Service Summary & Analysis

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Poems (1920) - Mr. Eliot's Sunday Morning Service Summary

Eliot portrays a religious service in this poem. The poem deals with the great issues of life and the great Truths being sermonized, while life continues in the background in the insect and plant world. The reader senses great questions in this poem. Why is humankind here? Why does this universe exist in its mathematical precision?

Poems (1920) - Mr. Eliot's Sunday Morning Service Analysis

T.S. Eliot discusses man's smallness in relation to the universe. He suggests that God is evident in the plant life, insects, and complexity of the world around him. The presbyters seek comfort and redemption in the church and its rituals. While churchgoers ponder the larger questions and issues in life inside the church, complex life systems in the micro-world go on around them outside the church...

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