What is the last line of the poem in which the famous line about “Mistah Kurtz” is used as an epigraph?
Not with a bang but with a whimper
An epigraph is a literary device in the form of a poem, quotation or sentence usually placed at the beginning of a document or a simple piece having a few sentences but which belongs to another writer.
Thomas Stearns Eliot OM (26 September 1888 4 January 1965) was a British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and “one of the twentieth century’s major poets”. He moved from his native United States to England in 1914 at the age of 25, settling, working, and marrying there. He was eventually naturalised as a British subject in 1927 at the age of 39, renouncing his American citizenship.
The Hollow Men contains some of Eliot’s most famous lines, notably its conclusion:
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.