T. S. Eliot

  1. British poet (born in the United States) who won the Nobel prize for literature; his plays are outstanding examples of modern verse drama (1888-1965)
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How To Use T. S. Eliot In A Sentence

  • He wrote in a highly individual, sometimes obscure, way that was in sharp contrast to the compressed intellectual style of T. S. Eliot, W. H. Auden and other contemporary poets.
  • As that arch-modernist T. S. Eliot predicted, ‘This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper.’
  • A loose analogy with T. S. Eliot's notion of how a new classic affects the canon of a literature might be drawn here.
  • T. S. Eliot is acknowledged as a famous twentieth century master of modernism.
  • New York Times: “In his new book, ‘T. S. Eliot,’ the British poet Craig Raine gives us a new, more accessible Eliot, an Eliot he describes as a virtuosic fox in terms of style, and a single-minded hedgehog when it came to themes.” Throw Michiko Into the Waste Land : Edward Champion’s Reluctant Habits
  • If the river was, as T. S. Eliot later wrote, “a strong brown god,” the steamboat was the godhead. Mark Twain
  • The physician performed the examination, diagnosed the lump as a fibroid tumor, and performed an operation to remove the tumor while, as T. S. Eliot puts it, the patient was etherized upon the table.
  • Her grandparents once entertained poets and artists in their salon, discussing the merits of T. S. Eliot.
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