Trivia: Which poem describes the brokenness and loss caused by World War I?
The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot
The Tyger by William Blake
To a Mouse by Robert Burns
Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold
Correct Answer: The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot
So why is this answer correct? : T.S. Eliot drew inspiration from World War I in many of his pieces, such as “The Hollow Man” and “The Waste Land.” Published in 1922, this poem is considered one of the most important poems of the 20th century, touching on emotions that people around the world were feeling in the years after the war. The first stanza morosely begins with “April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.”