"One tortured meditation dragged me on
Concatenated words from which the sense was gone ---
... ... ...
A chain of reasoning whereof the thread was gone
Gathered strange images through which I walked alone."
-- T.S. Eliot in the original draft of 'The Waste Land'
BTW, here's a brief, 5-page article, "Heap of Images: Mythology in Eliot's "Burial of the Dead" by one Davis.
FWIW, the author deserves appreciation.