The Waste Land | Study Guide

T.S. Eliot

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Overview

Author

T.S. Eliot

Year Published

1922

Type

Poetry

Genre

Allegory, Fiction, Mythology

Perspective and Narrator

The Waste Land is told from the perspective of multiple personae.

Tense

The poem shifts between the past, present, and future tenses.

About the Title

Drawing on the Arthurian legend of the wounded Fisher King whose lands will rejuvenate when he is healed, and other literary and philosophical sources, the title refers to the physical and spiritual wasteland of modern society, which has become corrupt and in need of healing.

Summary

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