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English, 05.01.2020 17:31 alleahbethea199

When that april with his showers *soote
the drought of march hath piercèd to the root
and bathèd every **vein in such liquor
of which virtúe engendered is the flower

(*sweet **root in such liquid )
[-canterbury tales, chaucer]

april is the cruellest month, breeding
lilacs out of the dead land,
mixing memory and desire, stirring
dull roots with spring rain.
[-the wasteland, t. s. eliot]

t. s. eliot's the wasteland has opening lines which echo the opening lines of geoffrey chaucer's canterbury tales. however, the feelings conveyed vary greatly. which best analyzes this difference?
a) both poems have a sense of tension and foreboding in their descriptions of spring.
b) the wasteland has sensory images of smell and taste, but canterbury tales opening lines appeal to sight and sound.
c) the wasteland has sensory images of taste and touch, but canterbury tales opening lines appeal to smell and sound.
d) the imagery in the waste land describes april as cruel, but chaucer portrays the showers of april as sweet and bathing the roots of flowers.

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