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. Nancy Date sent: Sun, 18 May 2003 22:43:21 EDT Send reply to: "T. S. Eliot Discussion forum." <[log in to unmask]> From: Kate Troy <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: Journey of the Magi To: [log in to unmask] In a message dated 5/18/03 5:03:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time, [log in to unmask] writes: > One hardly finds elaborately slangy > or self-consciously colloquial language in his work Except for The Waste Land, of course.