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Collected Poems, 1909-1962 - Landscapes Summary & Analysis

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Landscapes Summary

I. New Hampshire: Eliot gives the reader a glimpse of the State of New Hampshire in this poem. He talks of children playing in beautiful, natural settings. He shows how youth is fleeting, that before we know it twenty years are gone and we are no longer children or teens.

II. Virginia: Eliot uses a river in Virginia as a metaphor for life flowing unceasingly, running its course until it doesn't anymore. He hints that the Gate awaits each of us. He hints that we live, but decay and try to slow time down so we can live more.

III. Usk: In this poem T.S. Eliot relates to the reader that each person must simply pray and seek the spiritual in life, that that is what is important in the end.

IV. Rannoch, by Glencoe: Eliot portrays an old battlefield now covered...

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