Hughes and Eliot #1

Hughes and Eliot#1 - Composition 2 Rough Draft#1 Instructor Ms Briese 5 March 2010 Thesis Since Hughes and Eliot use cultural and historical themes

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Composition 2 Rough Draft #1 Instructor: Ms. Briese 5 March 2010 Thesis: Since Hughes and Eliot use cultural and historical themes, the symbolism used throughout their poetry is memorable Have a paragraph: 2/3 page explaining what it is that I am going to talk about… what symbols, and cultural and historical themes. “The Waste Land” consists of several areas that symbolize death. For example, Eliot writes, “April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land”(American Literature 1981). Hughes speaks of Christ’s death through the crucifixion in the poem… Eliot and Hughes both seem to incorporate symbols of religion, particularly Christianity, in their work. Such as in “The Waste Land”, Eliot mentions the “Son of man”(American Literature 1980), referring to God addressing “…the prophet Ezekiel as ‘Son of man’ and declares: ‘Stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee’”(American Literature 1982). Also, many of Hughes’s poems speak of religion,
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This note was uploaded on 10/01/2011 for the course COMP 2 taught by Professor Briese during the Spring '11 term at Iowa Lakes.

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Hughes and Eliot#1 - Composition 2 Rough Draft#1 Instructor Ms Briese 5 March 2010 Thesis Since Hughes and Eliot use cultural and historical themes

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