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Series: Perfecting Poetry: T.S. Eliot


Introduction to T.S. Eliot

Introduction to T.S. Eliot

It is our pleasure to introduce one of the most important poets of the English-speaking canon: T.S. Eliot. Learn about his background, context and how he became the ‘voice of the Lost Generation’. We’ll also discuss Modernism and some key...Show More
Prelude 1

Prelude 1

Enjoy this detailed analysis of Prelude 1 of T.S. Eliot’s famous quadriptych poem ‘Preludes’. Grab your notes as we guide you through this opening Prelude, filled with the wintry sights and smells of a nameless city in the early 1900s.
Prelude 4

Prelude 4

Join us for the conclusion of our urban wanderings as we analyse Prelude 4 of T.S. Eliot’s ‘Preludes’. As the sun sets, there is an unexpected vision on the horizon. Is there hope for this corrupted metropolis?
Preludes 2 and 3

Preludes 2 and 3

We continue our journey through T.S. Eliot’s vivid streetscape in Preludes 2 and 3 of his quadriptych poem ‘Preludes’. Experience the morning bustle of bleary-eyed city-dwellers as light struggles to break through the darkness. We’ll...Show More
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 111–131

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 111–131

In our final lesson on T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’, we analyse lines 111-131. Find out how Prufrock resolves his dilemma and prepares himself for the future. As always, we make this challenging poem stress-free with...Show More
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 15–36

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 15–36

In this lesson, we’ll analyse lines 15-36 of T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’. Enjoy this relatable and thought-provoking journey into the mind of J. Alfred Prufrock as he struggles with anxiety and indecision. Learn all...Show More
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 1–14

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 1–14

Are you ready to perfect your understanding of one of the most important poems of the 20th century? Join us for a rigorous and entertaining analysis of the epigraph and lines 1-14 of T.S. Eliot’s famous poem ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred...Show More
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 37–54

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 37–54

Join us as we continue our detailed analysis of T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’. In this lesson, we will look at lines 37-54, examining T.S. Eliot’s use of poetic form and language to portray a man in crisis.
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 55–69

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 55–69

In this lesson, we celebrate reaching the half-way point in our analysis of T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’. We will recap key points from previous lessons before we move on to look at lines 55-59. We enlist the help of...Show More
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 70–86

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 70–86

Join us as we continue our close analysis of T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’. In this lesson we’ll look at lines 70-86 which reveal Prufrock’s existential angst. This part of the poem contains some of the most famous...Show More
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 87–110

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines 87–110

In this lesson, we’ll analyse lines 87-110 of T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’. We are projected into future scenarios as Prufrock speculates over the possible consequences of asking a woman his ‘overwhelming...Show More