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T.S. Eliot

1888 - 1965
Thomas Stearns Eliot was one of America's major and most well known 20th century poets. He is especially recognized for his poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," said to be a masterpiece of the Modernist movement. Eliot was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948 for his incredible contribution to present-day poetry.
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Miss Helen Slingsby was my maiden aunt,

And lived in a small house near a fashionable ... [+]

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As she laughed I was aware of becoming involved in her laughter and being part of it, until her ... [+]

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They are rattling breakfast plates in basement kitchens,

And along the trampled edges of the... [+]

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The winter evening settles down
With smell of steaks in passageways.
Six o'clock.
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Thou hast committed⁠—

Fornication: but that was in another country,
⁠And besides, the... [+]

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Miss Nancy Ellicot

Strode across the hills and broke them,

Rode across the hills and broke ... [+]

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I observe: "Our sentimental friend the moon!
Or possibly (fantastic, I confess)
It may be ... [+]

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When Mr. Apollinax visited the United States

His laughter tinkled among the teacups.

I ... [+]

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Stand on the highest pavement of the stair—

Lean on a garden urn—

Weave, ... [+]