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After T.S. Eliot's unhappy marriage and separation, he was baptized in the Anglican church, and his poetry became more orthodox. Eventually, he could no longer summon the intense concentration of heart, mind, and imagination necessary to produce significant poetry, and he subsided into the versifier of Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats — ironically, the work by which he is now most widely known in the U.S., thanks to its popularization in the musical Cats.
1. As Eliot aged, his poetry becameA. better.2. Orthodox poetry is poetry that
C. the same.
D. some better, some worse.A. is Jewish is style.3. Eliot is best known for
B. is Greek in style.
C. has backbone.
D. adheres to what is commonly accepted.A. his best poetry.4. The word origin of subsided means
B. his weakest poetry.
C. his joining the Anglican church.
D. his unhappy marriage.A. settled downwards.
C. changed sides.
D. grew dim.
The information comes from an article by Helen Vendler at Time Magazine Most Important People of the Century.
Write down your answers and then see Answer Key below.
Answer Key: 1-B..........2-D..........3-B..........4-A
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