The end of “The Waste Land.” Recall the kind of analysis we did on Tuesday for Book 1 of “The Waste Land” (“Burial of the Dead). We divided or parsed up the book into its main images and then talked about the multiple themes and motifs in each of these images.
For Thursday, let’s do the same thing for Book 3 (“The Fire Sermon) of Eliot’s poem. Print out a copy of Book 3. Circle the main image clusters that you find. Label each image cluster. Then, list the themes and motifs that you see in that cluster. Bring this annotated section of the poem to class.
See the pdf I’ve included below – – a kind of post-hoc record of what we did in class on Tuesday.