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Collected Poems, 1909-1962 Topics for Discussion

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Discuss the use of metaphor in the poems. Point out instances where it works especially well, giving greater meaning to the message of the poem.

Consider Eliot's contemplations on Redemption through Faith and how this compares to current thought on spiritual matters.

Discuss belief in God in the 21st century and compare the religious climate of Eliot's time to today's climate.

Discuss the relevance of poetry in a modern society - does it speak to the issues of our time - or is its focus too personal and narrow.

Compare England and its moral underpinnings immediately following World War I, to our time and our moral underpinnings, or lack thereof.

Discuss the way Eliot breaks his lines in his work. Where does this technique work best? Where does it hinder the reading of a passage, making a thought process difficult to grasp?

Discuss man's mortality and relate...

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