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Collected Poems, 1909-1962 - Poems (1920) - Sweeney Among the Nightingales Summary & Analysis

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Poems (1920) - Sweeney Among the Nightingales Summary

T.S. Eliot conveys humanity's struggle for achievement and advancement while "Death and the Raven" are always present. The man in the poem represents those who resist temptation and try to live a life of good. The two women represent life situations where we can make our own choices, either for good or for bad, and how we must live with the results of our decisions and actions.

Poems (1920) - Sweeney Among the Nightingales Analysis

The theme of this poem is freedom of choice. A person is a result of his choices in life. Humanity strives for enlightenment and progress but often lets wrong desires impede their growth. Eliot shows the reader that passionate living does not mean living a life of moral decay. He seeks to convey that we reap what we...

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