T. S Eliot Research Paper

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The poet that I am doing my poetry project on is Thomas Stearns Eliot. He is also known as T.S Eliot for short.T.S Eliot was born on September 28, 1888 in St. Louis, Missouri and he passed away on January 4, 1965 in London, England. He was able to live until he was 76 years old and then unfortunately died from emphysema. Emphysema is a chronic lung disease that is caused by exposure to toxic chemicals or long term exposure to tobacco smoke. Eliot was a chronic smoker and had health problems.

The time period that T.S Eliot lived in was the late 18th century to the mid 19th century. The era that T.S Eliot wrote in was from 1902-1965.

He did not just stay in one location his whole life. Eliot lived and wrote in other places. He lived in St.
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Eliot started his at Smith Academy. From Smith Acadmey Eliot went to Milton. After he went to Milton he attended Havard Univeristy in 1906. Eliot recieved a Bachelor of Arts at Havaed Univeristy in 1906-1909. T.S Eliot also earned a master degree from Havard. Then he left to Paris and Germany to study. Later on he rejoined the university as a doctoral student in philosphy. When he was living with his family Eliot went to Smith academy and then the Milton Academy of Massachusetts as a child. Later on Eliot left his family to attend Harvard university where he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Degree. He also went to Merton College and Oxford.

T.S Eliot began writing in 1902 when he was only 14 years old. His first published poem was in 1905. At Harvard University, T.S Eliot was greatly influenced by professors renowned in poetry, philosophy and literary career would be shaped by all three of these things. This was the spark of T.S Eliot's poetry career. General look on life was very caring because he was consitly helping others when needed. His mission in life was to develop the tools that would allow him to help others and not just be a sympathic ear. He was generous, kind, and attractive, Humble, carried a deep pride, graceful. Shy bit his
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Eliot won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. He also won he Tony Award for Best Play in 1950. The play that he did to win the award was allied The Cocktail Party. Eliot won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 1981 and he also won the Tiny Award for Best original score in 1983. He also won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical in 1983. Another award that T.S Elio won was the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Broadway Musical in 1983 and also won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play in 1950. Elio won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best foreign Play in 1950. Beside winning the the Nobel Prize in literature, Eliot won lots of awards for plays and musicals. Not also does he have many awards that he won, he also has a award that is named after him. All of these award proved that T.S Eliot received lots of recognition. T.S Eliot receive lots of recognition in the writing community. He was got lots of attention due to his poems that he wrote. The main poems that T.S Eliot wrote that gave him lots of recognition is The Waste Land,The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, and Four Quarters. T.S Eliot had others jobs besides being a poet. He was a banker at Lloyd's Bank. T.S Eliot was also a teacher at a point in his life. T.S Eliot was also a critic and editor. T.S Eliot served as a literary editor of the Egoist. The Egoist was was a feminist magazine from 1917-1919.
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