Sweeney Among the Nightingales by T. S. Eliot Poem Summary Notes and Line by Line Explanation in English for Students

Introduction The title of T. S. Eliot’s mock-heroic, modernist work “Sweeney among the Nightingales” may have been inspired by Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poem “Bianca among the Nightingales.” The word “Nightingales” in the title really refers to prostitutes. The poem follows the pattern of Alexander Pope’s The Rape of the Lock, in which a trivial event … Read more