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ps - The poet does, indeed, do the police in different voices !!

On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 2:06 PM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> There are different voices in THE WASTE LAND. And whether or not we
> identify the poet with any specific voices, we know where the poet’s
> sympathies lie, where he speaks (so to say), in whichever guise. He remains
> the chief protagonist of the poem. The larger context of Eliot’s work
> leaves no shade of doubt about the central character’s moorings.
>
> I mount the steps and ring the bell, turning
> Wearily, as one would turn to nod good-bye to Rochefoucauld,
> If the street were time and he at the end of the street ...
>
>
> https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44209/the-boston-evening-transcript-56d22337256f0
>
> CR