Exploring The Waste Land
A cross reference page linked from The Waste Land, Part 379

Cross reference topics for line 379

And bats with baby faces in the violet light

There are multiple cross reference topics for line 379. Choose from:

  1. Use of alliteration
  2. Not so cuddly animals
  3. Time
  4. Violet

Topic: Use of alliteration

Alliteration - Al-lit-`er-a-tion, noun:

The repetition of the same letter at the beginning of two or more words immediately succeeding each other"," or at short intervals; as in the following lines:

Behemoth, biggest born of earth, upheaved His vastness.

Fly o'er waste fens and windy fields.      -- Tennyson

The recurrence of the same letter in accented parts of words is also called alliteration. Anglo-Saxon poetry is characterized by alliterative meter of this sort. Later poets also employed it.

In a somer seson whan soft was the sonne,
I shope me in shroudes as I a shepe were.

     -- P. Plowman

Please excuse me. There are some things in here that are not alliteration. I need some time to clean up.

S sounds:

Atter & Ma:

F and Ph:



S sounds again:

Pretty obvious:

Ms and Hs:

B sounds:

Topic: Not so cuddly animals

See the following lines:

Topic: Time

This includes mentions of the time of day and also references to the passing of time.

Topic: Violet

See the following lines (hyacinths and lilacs are included here");:

Exploring The Waste Land
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File date: Sunday, September 29, 2002
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