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Unformatted text preview: Reflect dried-up, empty, bleak inner states and total loss of faith of the hollow men 5. What do the first four lines in Part V remind you of? How does the rhythm of the poem change in this last section? What effect does the new rhythm have? Nursery rhyme Like intoning of a priest or religious leader-parallelism and repetition Juxtaposition of the two-emphasizes futility, fatality, loss of innocence, and loss of faith in a world gone askew 6. What is the significance of the fragments of the Lord's Prayer in Part V? echo the fragmentation of the lives of hollow men 7. The ending of this poem, as pointed out in the headnote, is a famous one. What makes these lines so powerful? How do they sum up the meaning of the poem? Contrast sound of lines (nursery rhyme) and meaning (end of world) Emphasize loss of spiritual/emotional life for hollow men All left to them is a weak complaint in the face of their own destruction...
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- Spring '08
- Meaning of life, Hollow Men, Eliot