The Waste Land Study Guide

The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot

The Waste Land is a long poem by T. S. Eliot. The poem is divided into five parts: "The Burial of the Dead," "A Game of Chess," "The Fire Sermon," "Death by Water" and "What the Thunder Said." The poem switches voices and subject matters, tracing the legend of the Holy Grail, various prophesies, alluding to the Western canon, Augustine of Hippo and Buddhist texts. The poem is satirical, apocalyptic and philosophical.

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