Paradoxically, I think Eliot best explained what an object correlative is
when he didn't mention it at all but just described it in 'Tradition and the
"The poet's mind is in fact a receptacle for seizing and storing up
numberless feelings, phrases, images, which remain there until all the
particles which can unite to form a new compound are present together."
...Anyway -- Eliot sounds much like Umberto Eco when he talks about literary
criticism... I don't know why I'm saying this, but that's the feeling I got
as soon as I began studying Eliot's criticism in a systematic way... :-) ...