What poem title did T. S. Eliot say he created by combining the titles of a romance by William Morris with the title of a Rudyard Kipling poem? – 2017

What poem title did T. S. Eliot say he created by combining the titles of a romance by William Morris with the title of a Rudyard Kipling poem?




Eliot wrote that he produced the title “The Hollow Men” by combining the titles of the romance “The Hollow Land” by William Morris with the poem “The Broken Men” by Rudyard Kipling.




The Hollow Men” (1925) is a poem by T. S. Eliot. Its themes are, like many of Eliot’s poems, overlapping and fragmentary, but it is recognized to be concerned most with post-World War I, the difficulty of hope and religious conversion, and, as some critics argue, Eliot’s own failed marriage . The poem is divided into five parts and consists of 98 lines of which the last four are “probably the most quoted lines of any 20th-century poet writing in English”



The final stanza may be the most quoted of all of Eliot’s poetry:

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

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