The juxtapostion, by allowing the lines to scratch off each other,
generates the resonant interval (cf the auditory imagination),
a signature effect in Eliot's poetry.
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Subject: Re: O ces voix d'enfants, chantant dans la coupole!

A poetic technique deployed by Eliot in TWL is one of juxtaposition --
juxtaposition of contrasting situations that put each other in relief.
Here the sordid washing of "feet" with soda water by Mrs Porter
(a legendary brothel-keeper) is contrasted with the ceremonial,
purifying washing ceremony in Chapel Perilous where the children
(symbol of purity) sing in a choir. The latter restores health to the
ailing king and his land.  I appreciate your remark -- yes, indeed!

Jonathan Crowther <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Cd anyone enlighten me as to why this line is quoted as an 'end' to the Mrs
Porter lines?

//The line concludes Verlain's Parcifal sonnet which is the soln to the plot of the TWL surely? If only the sonnet were true the TWL could end! //

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