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What is the meaning of Rhapsody on a windy night?

In the poem "Rhapsody on a Windy Night," the "I" of the poem experiences, as he walks, a mental struggle between two views of the world, one active, focused on the moving present, and one passive, focused on the inert past. "Rhapsody on a Windy Night" describes a town scene and is based on a musical idea.

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Also to know is, what influenced Rhapsody on a windy night?

The themes and style of "Rhapsody on a Windy Night" were influenced by French philosophy and literature. Eliot attended Henri Bergson's lectures on philosophy, about which he wrote: “The past exists in the present, which contains the future.

Beside above, when did Eliot write Rhapsody on a windy night? "Rhapsody on a Windy Night" is an early poem by one of the 20th century's foremost literary figures, T.S. Eliot. It was written in 1911, around the time Eliot was studying at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Also to know, where is Rhapsody on a Windy Night set?

'Rhapsody on a Windy Night' takes place between twelve o'clock – midnight – and four o'clock in the morning.

What is a lunar synthesis?

So, the street is held in 'lunar synthesis', which could be understood as setting the stage, an atmosphere and an aura of irrational thinking in which the "floors of memory" (a sort of metaphor for a "solid ground" for rational thinking and remembering) are being dissolved by "lunar incantations".

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