I said "except for dramatic dialogue." He does it in Sweeney poems also.
He does not do it in his own voice and certainly not in his prose.
Date sent: Sun, 18 May 2003 22:43:21 EDT
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From: Kate Troy <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Journey of the Magi
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In a message dated 5/18/03 5:03:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
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> One hardly finds elaborately slangy
> or self-consciously colloquial language in his work
Except for The Waste Land, of course.