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The Waste Land

The Waste Land

by T.S. Eliot

The Waste Land: Symbol-mania True or False

1. Why is April the cruelest month?It reminds you of better times
2. Why does the nightingale cry "Jug Jug" to dirty ears?Because modern people turn everything into a sex joke
3. What does the verb "demobbed" mean?Stripped of adult privileges
4. What does the gramophone (record player) represent in this poem?A beautiful past
5. "These fragments I have shored against my ruins" isA statement of what Eliot's trying to do in "The Waste Land"

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