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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" is -> A statement of what Eliot's trying to do in "The Waste Land"