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Sweet Thames, run softly, till I end my song.
Thomas Stearns ('T.S.') Eliot was a poet, raised in America but who lived his adult life in England. The Waste Land is his most famous poem.
Works by Eliot with their own trope pages include:
T.S. Eliot provides examples of the following tropes:
- Dances and Balls
- Dear Negative Reader: The Triumph of Bullshit. Never published in his lifetime, but quite stunning to read. "For Christ's sake, stick it up your ass."
- Light Is Good
- Literary Allusion Title: Aside from inspiring many of these, Portrait of a Lady is a reference to a novel by Henry James.
- Lying Creator: Admitted that the notes attached to The Waste Land were there to fill space, and that at least some of them were intentionally misleading.
- Mind Screw
- Self-Deprecation: "How unpleasant to meet Mr. Eliot!"
- Sexless Marriage: Eliot's.
- Shout-Out: Eliot was a master of allusion, weaving it throughout his works.
- Sirens Are Mermaids
- Sophisticated As Hell: The aforementioned The Triumph of Bullshit.
- Stepford Smiler: J Alfred Prufrock.