The poem shows the emptiness and meaninglessness of modern life and modern world. Yeats He was, without doubt, one of the greatest English poets.
Eliot sees the root cause of modern world’s unhappiness and confusion is the people’s inability to bring together the different areas of their experiences to make a complete and healthy whole. By birth and temperament, he was the poet of the Irish traditions.
The most striking thing in twentieth-century English literature is the revolution in poetic taste and practice.
Various movements and changes had a greater influence upon modern poetry.
In much of the poetry there is a sense that reality is dull and unattractive, but that living through a dream is equally impossible.
Larkin is very much influenced by Hardy and like him he also looks back to the past because the real happiness seems to have been lost in the present.
Though poets are often influenced by each other and sometimes, share a common outlook, their style and the ways of writing differ from each other. Eliot He is one of the most remarkable of English poets.
So modern poetry is essentially a private art form and it contains very much a story of individual poets. He had great influence on poetry for more than forty years.
Philip Larkin Larkin is one of the most important poets since the war.
He is the central figure of the group who began Movement poetry.