An Introduction to T.S. Eliot's The Sacred Wood

Do poets need to be familiar with strategies and techniques use by past and contemporary poets in order to be successful? They do according to T.S. Eliot. An intriguing video offers an overview of the key ideas in T.S. Eliot's The Sacred Wood.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video to introduce viewers to theories of literary criticism
Classroom Considerations

  • Given the esoteric nature of Eliot's ideas, the video is most appropriate for a college-level course in literary criticism

  • The narrator uses an analogy to simplify theories

  • None
Common Core