No, this is not a poem for a paper or anything. I chose it myself and it is
bothering me. Thanks for the suggestion.
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From: "Nancy Gish" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, February 16, 2003 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: Needing assistance with "Sweeney Among the Nightingales"
> You need to speak to your teacher and ask for references. Then you need
> to read them. You might start by looking at Southam's GUIDE TO THE
> SELECTED POEMS OF T. S. ELIOT just to understand the sources. But
> you do not want to be told a meaning you can write down that you have
> not thought through yourself. In any case, it is a particularly difficult
> poem, so I wonder if it was the required one for a paper or if you chose
> If the former, even more reason to see your teacher. If the latter, you
> might want to pick one less abstract and obscure.
> Nancy Gish
> Date sent: Sun, 16 Feb 2003 19:47:13 -0500
> Send reply to: "T. S. Eliot Discussion forum."
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> From: Adrian Szydlo <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Needing assistance with "Sweeney Among the
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> Hello everyone, I am new to this list. I am high school student and I need
> help analyzing Eliot's "Sweeney Among the Nightingales." Specifically, I
> need help with theme and symbolism (including allusions). I am really lost
> with this one. If anybody can help me with the meaning of this poem or
> help point out any symbolism or allusions, I would be most grateful. Thank
> Adrian Szydlo