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I guess you weren't paying attention to the previous post or two, Carol.

Carrol Cox <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>I'd never notice before, but when someone quotes a poem with no context, no
>preceding argument to be illustrated by the quoted text, that text ceases to
>be a poem and becomes a mostly unintelligible argument about == what?
>
>Those lines from The Dry Salvages are interesting in the context of the
>poem. They migh be interesting in the context of an analysis of the poem, or
>in rare instances, of some argument being developed that the lines give
>point to. But merely by themselves, they are dull and meaningless.
>
>Eliot's poetry deserves better from its readers than such fatuous empty
>quotation.
>
>Carrol