posted by Franco on .
I really need your help to rephrase the poem "Preludes" by T.S.Eliot.
I don't need an intepretation of the poem, though.
I)The winter evening settles down
With smell of steaks in passageways.
The burnt-out ends of smoky days.
And now a gusty shower wraps
The grimy scraps
Of withered leaves about your feet
And newspapers from vacant lots;
The showers beat
On broken blinds and chimneypots,
And at the corner of the street
A lonely cab-horse steams and stamps.
And then the lighting of the lamps.
The poet is describing what he sees as the winter evening settles down. He lets the reader smell what he smells, like the odour of the steaks in hallways. It is dinner time now. He carefully describes the end of the day as burnt-out ends of smoky days, likening the end of a day to a butt of cigarette. It is rainy. The ground is muddy, the leaves about your (?) feet are withered and the rain keeps beating on broken blinds and chimney-pots.There is a lonely cab-horse that steams (symonym) and stamps (synonym) at the corner of the street. The street are lit (?)
a restless, sweaty cab horse. The street lights have come on for the evening.
You have it for the Prelude. It is the end of a wintery day. I am wondering if you know what steams and stamps mean: the horse has been working, is hot, and now still, in the cold, steam comes off of his body, and he is stamping his feet to keep warm.
To me stronger than the description Elliot gives, is the mood of the piece: the mood is dark, cold, and lonely.
revised this pargrap so that wordiness is eliminated in the paragraph that follows, i am going to make an attempt to name at least some of the earliest spanish explorations in the new world. to take just the first example it was in in 1513 that an extrarordinary event of considerable magntiude tooke place in what is now florida when the spanish explorer ponce de leon landed there.it was in the same area,and little more than a quarter of a century later,thatthe explore hernando de soto who later discovered the mississippi river, also landed in florida in 1539. among historians and among those who are intersted in cultural histroy, florida has reached noteworthy starus for another reason. in 1565, pedro menendez de aviles landed in florida and began building the city of st augustine,