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  • Rhapsody On A Windy Night Analysis

    Recurring images of time, romantic disillusionment and memory reveal the inherent tension between the actual and the possible in Eliot’s poetry. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock dismantles idealistic romanticism and exposes the pessimistic perspective on life, love and time that is central to modernism. At the time of writing, in 1911, Eliot was twenty two years old, and was battling with a lack of lyrical inspiration. For this reason, critics have argued that Prufrock 's romantic hesitations…

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  • Figurative Language In The Lovesong Of J Alfred Prufrock

    An Explication of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” by T.S. Elliot, is a poem about a man’s psychological state of mind as he is walking through town on his way to visit a woman to ask her an important question. Instead of focusing on the woman and what he wants to ask her, he focuses on what others think of him and how he is not good enough for her. Prufrock gets himself all worked up about his physical and mental inadequacies and ends up not…

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  • Marie Anne Vigee Lebrun Analysis

    years, her fame inclined, she attracted many wealthy artists who wanted to have their own portraits done by her. In 1774, she was accepted into Académie de Saint Luc, this increased her exposure and professional career. Vigée Lebrun has a painting style that was captivating and…

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  • Artemia's Self-Portrait As The Allegory Of Painting Analysis

    Women in History: Artemisia Gentileschi’s Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting Surrounded by portraits of and by male artists, Artemisia Gentileschi’s (1593-1652) oil on canvas Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting (La Pittura) 1638-39 stands out in the midst of Vancouver Art Gallery’s “The Royal Collections: Portrait of the Artist” exhibition. As one of the only woman artist portraits, it pronounces itself in entirety to symbolise the prominence she has given females in history as she…

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  • Criticism By Kafka And Eliot's The Metamorphosis?

    The initial conclusion one can draw from the critique of modern culture by both Kafka and Eliot in their portrayals of modern man is that it is them placed in these settings and their literature is simply an outlet for said critique. The modernist sentiments expressed in their works were, in part, universally held opinions amongst literary contemporaries of theirs and as such were not only a veritable representation of them coming to grips with the reality of the world around them, but also of…

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  • The Seafarer Analysis

    The seafarer is an old Anglo Saxon poem. This poem is told through the perspective of a man who is constantly traveling. The speaker seems to be in despair whenever he travels because he’d rather find a place for himself. He then goes on tangent about Fate and Faith. The tone of this poem is somber. His imagery is used to express his loneliness. For example, he foretells his experience by, “How the sea took me, swept me back, and forth in sorrow and fear and pain, showed me suffering in a…

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  • The Lovesong Of J Alfred Prufrock Analysis

    “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” is a narrative poem by T.S Elliot. It portrays the puzzling and obscure phrenic conceptions of the protagonist, Prufrock, as he guides the reader to what appears to be a peregrination. Throughout the poem’s irregular timeline, an alienated Prufrock repeatedly insists that there is something important he needs to tell the reader, but he continually states that he has time. The poem’s title insinuates that Prufrock is addressing someone he admires, or loves,…

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  • An Analysis Of Composed On The Westminster Bridge By William Wordsworth

    William Wordsworth’s poem: ’Composed on the Westminster Bridge’ is a sonnet that describes London in the morning as the city is still asleep. The poem’s title: “composed on the Westminster Bridge” tells the reader that the Author is standing on the Westminster Bridge, in London and is describing the sights of the City that he can see from the Bridge. Wordsworth is fascinated by the city’s beauty. He says that the earth has nothing equal to show than this beautiful scene and that the one who…

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  • Symbolism In The Lovesong Of J Alfred Prufrock

    T.S. Eliot was a creative modernist poet in the early 1900s. One of his most popular writings, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”, tells a story with deep imagery, symbolism, and personification. His style of writing lends the reader to reflect a sometimes obscure mental image. Upon analyzation, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” explores the world of a seemingly lost and confused well educated man. Looking to build the courage of talking to a woman, Prufrock skulks away from such…

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  • The Broken Column By Kaysen And Frida Kahlo

    This trapped feeling and confusion is presented in Kahlo’s self portrait “The Broken Column”. The painting represents all the pain Kahlo feels emotionally and physically. Physically because she had been in a car accident which lead to constant pains and surgeries throughout the rest of her life. Kahlo places nails around…

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