Introduction to T.S. Eliot: Author Background, Works, and Style

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Why is T.S. Eliot's Tradition in the Individual Talent controversial?

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1. Which T.S. Eliot poem contains the famous lines, This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper?

2. In T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets (1942), which poem is about water?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

T.S. Eliot was a famous writer and poet, and this quiz/worksheet combo covers the history of his life and some of his most famous poems, with an emphasis on 'Four Quartets'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Structure used by Eliot in many of his poems
  • Change in Eliot's life that altered his poetic style and use of subject matter
  • Similarities between his works
  • Where Eliot attended university
  • Famous passages from his poetry

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related T.S. Eliot lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of 'Four Quartets' and 'The Waste Land' for comparisons
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast Eliot's writing style before and after becoming a British citizen

Additional Learning

To learn more about the life and writings of T.S. Eliot, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify where T.S. Eliot lived throughout his life and how it influenced his writing
  • Understand the themes of Eliot's most famous works
  • Know the meaning behind 'Four Quartets'
  • Explore his first major published work
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