At 12:23 AM 8/2/2007, Richard Seddon wrote:

>To me both Pound and Eliot seemed to be working to some sense of the parts
>fitting together.

  Excellent point. Whether you call it a whole or a unity, if it is one 
poem, however well executed, it is a unity. Interesting, too, that while 
Pound and Eliot viewed the poem as a whole, they might not each have viewed 
it as the other did. Seems probable that they didn't.

Ken A

>They seemed to think that there was some whole into which
>a variety of very fine poetry did not fit.  Examples are "Gerotion" and the
>ship board scene.  Other poetry was added, after Pounds condensation, which
>Eliot seemed to feel fit in with and enhanced the rest.