T. S. Elliot. Tom and viv, 3 poems and how they changed.
How did the poems change over time?
Mention Tom and Viv (Movie title), the poem titles, and a basic summary of the movie in maybe one or two sentences.
Thesis: How did the poems change over time? What was similar?
1st Body: “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”
What stands out in this poem? What gets brought up? A general discussion is fine.
2nd Body: Start with the first half of the movie. What happens? Summarize until they get to writing poems together and…
Discuss “The Waste Land.” How was this poem different from “Love Song”? What stands out? Is there anything it has in common with the previous poem?
3rd Body: Discuss “The Hollow Men.” This poem was written around the time T.S. Eliot left for a year without telling Viv about it. Their marriage was breaking down. How did that change this poem? How was it different and similar to the other two?
Then finish with the second half of the poem. Make sure to say what happened at the end.
Conclusion: Restate your thesis explaining how they were different from each other and why.
§ Add any final thoughts about either the movie or the poems.
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