"Morris, Craig" wrote:
> Eliot's poetry on the whole strikes me as repulsive and yet there are
> images and verses that are more compelling than any other words I have
> read. If anyone can articulate why Eliot is worth studying (with a 16/17
> year old audience in mind) I would be grateful for your thoughts.
Well, there's poetry before Eliot and poetry after Eliot and you can
discuss the part Eliot played in all that and the why and how. Perhaps
you can play up the rebelliousness of the young Eliot -- he was just
22 when he wrote LSJAP, perhaps the age of some of the student's
sisters or brothers.