An interesting remark, Peter. It prompts me to raise a query.
In deciphering Eliot's poetry, are we bound by Eliot's notion of 'objective correlative'? 
IMHO, a reader is free to view Eliot's poetry in the light of what we generally mean by
objective correlative rather than be guided solely by Eliot's criterion of it. 

Regards,
  CR



From: Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 2:45 AM
Subject: Re: OT - Chapel Perilous 

Sounds to me like we're creeping closer and closer to the objective correlative.

Cheers,
Peter 

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> Why, for all of us, out of all that we have heard, seen, felt, in a
> lifetime, do certain images recur, charged with emotion, rather than others?
> The song of one bird, the leap of one fish, at a particular place and time,
> the scent of one flower, an old woman on a German mountain path, six
> ruffians seen through an open window playing cards at night at a small
> French railway junction where there was a water-mill: such memories may have
> symbolic value, but of what we cannot tell, for they come to represent the
> depths of feeling into which we cannot peer. We might just as well ask why,
> when we try to recall visually some period in the past, we find in our
> memory just the few meagre arbitrarily chosen set of snapshots that we do
> find there, the faded poor souvenirs of passionate moments.
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