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Not with a bang, but a whimper
Posted by: Lee (---.racc2000.com)
Date: April 06, 2000 03:46PM

Who said the world would end not in a bang but a whimper. Was he a poet?


RE: Not with a bang, but a whimper
Posted by: cindy (---.s243.tnt1.sbo.ma.dialup.rcn.com)
Date: April 06, 2000 05:14PM

ts eliot. \"this is the way the world ends/not with a bang, but a whimper.\"
i don\'t remember which poem it is, tho.


RE: Not with a bang, but a whimper
Posted by: Alexander Huber (134.76.176.---)
Date: April 07, 2000 08:10AM

T. S. Eliot \"The Hollow Men\" from: Poems 1925
Try: [web.missouri.edu] />
Regards, Alexander


RE: Not with a bang, but a whimper
Posted by: Les Gartner (---.s363.tnt1.blb.md.dialup.rcn.com)
Date: April 08, 2000 11:59PM

Lee,

The line is from TS Eliot\'s The Hollow Men. Here is the final stanza:

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper

I hope this helps,

Les Gartner




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