The Question and Answer section for The Waste Land is a great The latter may portend fire; thus, “The Fire Sermon” and “What the Thunder Said” are not so far removed in imagery, linked by the potentially harmful forces of nature. second section of the poem, ‘A Game of Chess’, The Waste Land (Norton Critical Editions), The Secret Library: A Book-Lovers’ Journey Through Curiosities of History, The Great War, The Waste Land and the Modernist Long Poem. We learn that the speaker recollects his time spend with friends in Munich which is located in Germany.

What we think of as our individual ‘lives,’ our daily activities and dealings with one another, are in Eliot’s eyes equivalent to a mass burial of dead souls. This spring will not be like others, ‘The Burial of the Dead’ seems to say. What are the modern techniques used in Ts Eloit's The Burial of the Dead. So many dead have been buried so quickly, through war or illness.

of an aristocratic woman, in which she recalls sledding and claims (1-4) The contrast between the narrator’s grief and the oncoming beauty of Spring further tells us that this poem – this waste land – will not be what it seems, or anything we might have expected.

The speaker mention staying at the “archduke’s”. The imagery connects to the beginning of the poem that begins in April where you expect things to be blooming in the garden but instead the terms breeding is used. The Waste Land by T.S Eliot seem rather depressing when reading it for the first time its full with dead and dreadful imagery.

written in 1921, It is challenging to follow the tone and languages of the poem. Just by seeing “The Burial of the Dead”, the readers can predict to read depressing and dark language. Two of the poem’s sections -- “The Burial of the Dead” and “Death by Water” --refer specifically to this theme.

time of the poem’s writing Eliot was just beginning to develop an Eliot's "The Wasteland": Portrait of a Desolate World, View Wikipedia Entries for The Waste Land….

The title of first section of The Waste Land, The Burial of the Dead, gives me the impression that this is going to be a devastating poem about death.

"The Waste Land" opens with an invocation of April, “the cruellest month.” That spring be depicted as cruel is a curious choice on Eliot’s part, but as a paradox it informs the rest of the poem to a great degree. The tone used to open this poem is not quite disturbing since Eliot uses a month, seasons and weather conditions to outline the emotional disturbance of death. These recollections are filtered through quotations from Wagner’s Likewise, the inhabitants of modern London keep their eyes fixed to their feet; their destination matters little to them and they flow as an unthinking mass, bedecking the metropolis in apathy. Son of man, You cannot say, or guess, for you know only The reader is not expected to be able to translate these This section begins in April but where as the spring is normally a time of happiness the speaker seemed to be missing the winter. Lines 1 and 2, “April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land…” sets the entire tone of this poem. Each vignette in “Burial” digs readers deeper down into a hole of depression, grief, and human misery, mainly with gothic images, harrowing literary allusions, and a dystopian view of modern society that Eliot pulled from classic works, and his own unfortunate experiences. Thus does Eliot begin his magisterial poem, labeling his first section “The Burial of the Dead,” a title pulled from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. It is odd that the speaker says how the winter’s snow kept him warm even though the spring is the season that it starts to get warmer.