Eliot’s striking use of contrast draws a rich imagery to the poem and gives the reader a clear picture of the hazards of the city.
Eliot’s use of imagery is outstanding as he draws a desolate picture of an intimate moment that imitates the movements of a cat.
Speaks about the effectiveness of the image of the cab – horse as a helpless rage that leads to frustration and alienation.
Compares the streets and maintains the image throughout the poem.
Compares the desolation of the city to the possibility of hope
Speaks to the impact of simple language to bring across figurative and literal imagery in the poem