The Form, The Structure and The Meaning in the Preludes Analysis

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Form is the metrical and stanziac organization of a poem. T.S. Eliot write the first Prelude in a 13-line stanza. He writes the second Prelude in Cinquains. He uses 15 stanza form in Prelude three. For Prelude four he uses 9-Quatrain-Tercet. I believe that he wrote these Preludes in Traditional writting because it has metrics and stanziac writtings and Candence which is phrases which fall into Symmetrical or almost Symmetrical patterns observed when speech rhythm is highly organized also known as Free Speech. Structure is the fromal asspect of a poem seperated from form including the arrangement and developement of images, metaphors and various statements and situations in relation to the theme. Some of the Structures used are Ambiguity, double or multiple meanings attached to words or situations, and then the lighting of the lamps, Symbolism, a word or image that signafies something other than what it represents, raising dingy shades in a thousand furnished rooms, Irony, statement that contadicts the actuak attitude of the speaker or a situation that turns out different than whats expected, you tossed a blanket from the bed you lay upon your back and waited…you curled the papers from your hair or clasped the yellow soles of your feet in the palms of both soiled hands.

I believe the meaning of the first Prelude is that Eliot is trying to explain the seasons in one poem. He says the winter evening settles down(winter)..the burnt-out ends of smokey days(summer)..wiethered leaves about your feet(fall)…the showers beat down(spring)..

Prelude I think that he is explaing in the first paragraph the morning after a big party and the in the second he follows with almost the same theme except the party is in a big hall. For the third Prelude I believe hes explaing the morning after a long night of work that needed to be done. The last Prelude I believe that he is trying to explain the presence of a spirit watching over a busy world filled with images of workers.

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