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Collected Poems, 1909-1962 - Ariel Poems - The Cultivation of Christmas Trees Summary & Analysis

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Ariel Poems - The Cultivation of Christmas Trees Summary

In this poem, Eliot talks of memories of Christmas. He says that we should remember the joyous aspects of the season. We need not dwell on the commercialism and the festive carousing and drinking that is often part of the season. He speaks of the fatigue and boring routine of life that can come when we stop viewing life with the sense of adventure that a child does. Eliot places in this poem his references to faith. He talks of the first coming and the second coming, alluding to Christ's birth at Christmas and His Second Coming. This is a familiar topic in his poems as he seeks to relate the physical to the spiritual.

Ariel Poems - The Cultivation of Christmas Trees Analysis

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