Can anyone say what Eliot might mean in East Coker by "electric heat"?
"And the deep lane insists on the direction / Into the village, in the electric heat / Hypnotised."
Maybe it has to do with the etymology of the word?
Also, a question for those who are better acquainted with the mother tongue, is "deep lane" Eliot's original image, or is he using a common term for a road?
Univ. of Missouri