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Collected Poems, 1909-1962 - Four Quartets - Little Gidding Summary & Analysis

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Four Quartets - Little Gidding Summary

Section I

Eliot compares this spring season as an in between time. The weather is somewhere between polar and tropic climates. He compares this to one's spiritual zeal, where the temperature of one's internal faith is somewhere between melting and freezing. Eliot speaks of traveling England and having inside oneself the capacity for prayer as one traverses landscapes.

Section II

Eliot speaks of the elements having their way with man and his creations. Wear and tear comes to man and the architecture of his creation. Fire, water, dust, and air decay and destroy all things showing that nothing is permanent. Human beings age and are brought down eventually as well. Eliot shows in this section that all are responsible for their actions to others and when looking back on one's life, the important thing is...

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