Presentation on a Short Poem Written by T. S. Eliot-Cousin Nancy

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Presentation on a Short Poem Written by T. S. Eliot-Cousin Nancy

First, let me talk something about T. S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot is considered to be one of the most prominent poets, critics and playwrights of his time and his works are said to have promoted to "reshape modern literature". He was born in 1888 in St. Louis Missouri and studied at Harvard and Oxford. It was at Harvard where he met his guide Ezra Pound, and under the encouragement of Pound, Eliot expands his writing abilities and publish his first poem: the love song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Eliot became an Englandcitizen in 1925 and received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1948. In 1965, he died in London, and his ashes were interred at
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She displayed the meaning of "modern" to other people, and mocked those old fogies, defenders of older order now locked away behind the shelves.

Just this short poem caused much discussion, and the people's opinions are definitely opposite.

1. Some think that the poem fully demonstrates the impact of the woman's presence in the modern society. It shows the confidence of the new profound woman and how the older generation, or "her aunts", reacted to the new movement.

2. Others think that Nancy's liberation and rebellion just a kind of superficial and ironical one. The poem presents an ironic portrait of a liberated "new woman" whose "modern" attitudes are expressed in trivial actions. And the final line of the poem: the army of unalterable law indicates nothing will change, the faith, though locked in the shelves, will never be destroyed, or lost. It will be kept well and come down. That is the strength of tradition.

Both of them sounds reasonable, now I will analyze these two, and give my own explanation to the poem.

Firstly, I want to share with you something information about the poem, I think it will help us to understand the poem better.

1. Cousin Nancy is one of the poems

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