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Lesson 12 Identifying Lines from Poems. Modernist techniques Examples from “The Waste Land” Examples from the “The Seafarer” Examples from “The Red Wheelbarrow” Theme of fragmentation or ambiguity or nihilism or a despairing individual confronted with an unmanageable future the generation of young men who died at war. Upon the war’s end, many felt desolated. The main character is in a constant battle between wanting to and not wanting to travel causing him to be alone and miserable in the ocean. The effect of intensifying images, giving them a new meaning by putting them into its realm. Juxtaposition of ideas The Fire Sermon scene The first half of the poem is all about death and misery then is later replaced by worshiping God. The white chickens juxtaposed with the wheelbarrow. Free-form poetry “Your arms full, and your hair wet, I could not Speak, and my eyes failed, I was neither Living nor dead, and I knew nothing, Looking into the heart of light, the silence.” (38-40)

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