Composition Essay

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Tashionna Jones
10/10/2013
Ms. Elliot
English 101
Composition Essay

Outline

Introduction

I. Explain the authors background
II. Introduce the poem Journey of the Magi
III. Thesis Statement: The poem, Journey of the Magi, has many different hidden meanings but all have a connection to the Christian faith.
Stanza 1
I. Explain interpretation of the poem
II. Explain the interpretations throughout Stanza 1
III. Demonstrate how T.S Eliot captures the senses of the reader
Stanza 2
I. Explain the interpretations throughout Stanza 2
II. Explain how the folly is resembling T.S Eliot’s own battles with finding faith
Stanza 3
I. Explain the interpretations throughout Stanza 3
II. Compare how the poem relates to the Christian faith
Conclusion

Thomas Stearns Eliot, also known as T.S. Eliot is one of the greatest poets in the 20th century. He was a poet, critic, and a dramatist during the modernism period. T.S Eliot was born in America but later moved to the United Kingdom where he settled and became a British subject. He attended Harvard University, Merton College, and Oxford. One of T.S Eliot’s most intriguing poems is the poem Journey of the Magi is a poem written about the story of the Magi, the three wise men who traveled to Bethlehem to see baby Jesus. T.S. Eliot’s poem is referring to the story that is told in Matthew 2:1-12. The poem, Journey of the Magi, has many different hidden meanings but all have a connection to the Christian faith.
Journey of the Magi is written in a perspective form one of the Magi’s that traveled to Bethlehem to witness the birth of Jesus and to bring the new baby gifts. A common interpretation of this poem is that it is the journey that T.S. Elliot converting to the Christian faith. In the first section of the poem there are many physical descriptions that are explained that…...

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