"Portrait of a Lady" by T. S. Eliot: A Study Guide provides material to support reflective reading of this text. It deals ONLY with the poem "Portrait of a Lady" which is one of the most important (and difficult) of Eliot's early poems. The poem often appears in anthologies. Included:
1. An short introduction to Eliot's poetry;
2. A longer introduction to this poem as well as vocabulary and notes which remove the most obvious difficulties of the text.
3. Each section begins with a commentary followed by a number of questions (29 in all) which guide the reader to a deeper understanding of the text. The questions can be used for self-study, homework, group discussion, formal presentations, written answers, etc. No answers are provided: readers WILL find their answers in the text;
4. Suggestions for ways to use the questions as a basis for discussion groups and presentations in the classroom.