Seth wrote: Cm4F wrote:
I just started a paper on another one of T.S. Eliot's poems | "The Hallow Men"
It's incredible hard to understand
Can anyone tell what this poem is about!!!!?!?!?!????!?!!
He seems to be describing some kind of wierd state between life and death, not sure if you want to take that literally or look into what the symbolism of it is.
that probably didnt help but I really liked the poem, so I figured I'd try.
Best thing is to read over it a few times and then give your honest view of what you think it's about. A good teacher doesn't want cookie cutter, they want your thoughts, even if they aren't always spot on.
Just for those of you who don't know this, in these essays, I have to find something to prove.
What I have decided to do is prove that negation further supports and proves one of the themes of the poem which is "Nothingness, meaninglessness, and paralysis."
Negation meaning the author using contradictory, Present Simple, stanzas.
For example, when he says, "We are the hollow men, / We are the stuffed men," (Eliot 1) both lines cancel each other out, kind of like in math - Positive 1 and Negative 1 canceling each other out.
my excitement after coming up with this idea for a six page paper... and realizing it has to be done on Thursday.
And just a word of advice for people who will soon be writing these kinds of essays, if you want a good idea for a topic, go to Google Scholar,
search the title/author and find a scholarly article/analysis.
These things are my lifelines, and I love them, A LOT!!!!
Whenever I have to write these things, follow a list of steps:
1. Find an Article and Essay Topic.
2. Write a Proposal with a Three Point Theses.
3. Write an outline that has as many pages as the Essay is supposed to be. (Makes paper easier and longer)
4. Have at least Two quotes for each Roman Numeral.
5. Start converting Each Roman Numeral into its own Paragraph within the outline.
6. After having Each Body Paragraph done, write the Introduction and the Conclusion.
7. Delete Outline structure and the The Paper is finished.
8. Meet MLA/APA requirements.
9. Site Work.
10. Print and turn in.
11. Hope that all goes well.
P.S. | I Don't Know Why I Just Quoted Y'all In This.