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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. Modernism.research.yale.edu. The Modernism Lab, Yale University. Web. 29 Apr. 2016.

The phrase "novelty is better than repetition" (lines 53-54) is used to

A

urge others to include "novelty" in their art.

B

explain why some poets seek to include only innovative ideas in their work.

C

define the meaning of the term repetition.

D

question the relevance of the writers of the past.

E

describe the major impact that new poets are having in the present.

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