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Rickard A. Parker wrote:
> This actually made me think of the typist scene in TWL where Eliot
> would constantly lead us to expect something good only to drop us
> down.  

Just curious how our expectations in poems that start with the cruelest 
month and a patient etherized upon a table are raised?

Ken A

> For example, the expected guest ends up being a pimpled
> young man.  Here in the LSJAP passage we are dropped and kicked.
> The overwhelming question is not brought up and our attention is
> diverted elsewhere.
>
> This isn't discussing the image like CR is expecting though.  Maybe
> it's a bit like drop-kicking the post.
>
> Regards,
>     Rick Parker
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>> The poet chooses to elucidate the image¬ of Saint Apollinaire En Class in
>> 'Lune de Miel'.¬ One would love to explore more of such¬ images as are
>> described at some length. Here is another :
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>> ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬  "certain half-deserted streets,¬
>> The muttering retreats¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬
>> Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels¬
>> And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells:¬
>> Streets that follow like a tedious argument¬
>> Of insidious intent¬
>> To lead you to an overwhelming question …"
>> ¬
>> The amount of pain the¬ poet took to elaborate on them underscores
>> their¬ crucial nature apropos the implicit/explicit design of his poetry.
>> ¬
>> Regards,
>> ¬ CR
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