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Modernist techniques The Waste Land The Seafarer The Red Wheelbarrow Theme of fragmentation or ambiguity or nihilism or a despairing individual confronted with an unmanageable future N/A N/A “So much depends upon” Juxtaposition of ideas “Your shadow at morning striding behind you or your shadow at evening rising to meet you” N/A N/A Free-form poetry The whole poem is free verse The whole poem is free verse The whole poem is free verse Use of allusions “A heap of broken images” “Now my spirt uneasily turns in the hearts narrow chamber” “So much depends on a red wheelbarrow” References to phrases, places, and events in other languages “Bin gar keine Russin, stamm’ aus Litauen, echt deutsch.” N/A N/A Alliteration or assonance “A taxi throbbing waiting/I tiresias." “The sea-weary soul”; “Tell my travels” “Glazed with rain water”; “Beside the white chickens”

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