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Collected Poems, 1909-1962 - Four Quartets - Burnt Norton Summary & Analysis

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Four Quartets - Burnt Norton Summary

Section I

In this first section, Eliot describes Time: past, present, and future. He shows that past thought and action are manifest in the present and what we do today affects our future. Past, present, and future are interrelated. He says our thoughts of the past and future should cause us to live life now, as best we can. He also hints that we should go about our business, as we cannot handle too much reality if we always fret and worry.

Section II

Eliot speaks here of the moving forward of Time and how our lives in the present are all with which we can concern ourselves. He says that stars, animals, and man follow their course, and in the present we understand our past and help shape our future. He ends by saying...

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