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Tradition and the Individual Talent, T.S. Eliot, 1919

T. S. Eliot. "Tradition and the Individual Talent." Selected Prose of T.S. Eliot. Ed. Frank Kermode. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1975. 38-39. The Modernism Lab, Yale University. Web. 29 Apr. 2016.

The author's use of parenthesis in line 22 when he states, (we are such unconscious people) serves to


criticize those who thoughtfully and knowingly disagree with his point of view.


convey the author's concern that the French are more educated.


point out the difference between creativity and criticism.


examine why one culture is better at critical thinking than another.


disparage those who don't examine their own beliefs closely.

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