The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

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    The piece “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S Elliot is introduced with an epigraph from Dante’s Inferno. Dante’s Inferno is an epic, which depicts the journey of a man named Dante who is guided through the nine levels of hell. The excerpt from the poem is of a scene in which the speaker states that he has no fear and will speak freely of his sins to Dante because nobody who has crossed this far into Hell has ever made it back to earth to spread his story. Elliot has been known to…

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    “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” is a classic poem written by T.S. Elliot, in which we explore the inner thoughts of the speaker, Prufrock. Readers see how afraid he is. Prufrock is afraid of outside judgement, he is afraid that one wrong move will result in him becoming the laughingstock of the very person or group of people he so desperately wants to please. Another classic work of literature is Hamlet, written by Shakespeare. Hamlet tells the story of an angry, broken-hearted prince:…

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    "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock". Eliot had an interesting background and wrote in a fascinating time period. He wrote a well-known poem, and was criticized by many professionals in his lifetime. Eliot was inspired by an amazing person to write “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”. He also defied the set standards for poems in his era. Eliot 's most famous poem takes you through the life of J. Alfred Prufrock and Prufrock 's past life. T.S. Eliot, winner of a Nobel Prize, wrote "The Love…

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    that lives gradually grows older with time passing on as they near the close of their life. To many, this creates a veritable fear of leaving this earth behind with unfinished business as the travel to the unknown, but expected. In “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”, the poet T. S. Eliot weaves a tale about the passing of time through the strategically placed questions in the poem, the use of figurative language, and the shifts in the mood of this famed poem. Throughout the poem, Eliot…

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    T.S. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, is a poem with no clear theme or intent. There are many ideas and problems presented making it difficult to speculation as to what exactly prompted the creation of such poetry. T.S. Eliot depicts the struggles of a middle-aged man by the name of J. Alfred Prufrock, as he reflects on his life thus far. A midlife crisis is often the term used when an individual has a transition in identity and becomes rebellious against the thought of growing old.…

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    protagonists in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot, and “A Hunger Artist” by Franz Kafka, are both trapped within themselves. Alfred Prufrock, the protagonist in Eliot's poem, and the hunger artist, the protagonist in Kafka's short story, both have the same person vs. self conflict, but why? Their morals have led them to this conflict they have in common, and although it’s good to have morals, sometimes it can get out of hand and lead to negative things. Alfred Prufrock knows…

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    Have you ever even thought about how poets use their poems to influence your emotions, and how they grab your attention so well, or how they can describe certain scenes so incredibly robust? T.S. Eliot explains in ”The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock” his meaning through incredible use of diction, imagery, and tone to provoke a sense of sympathy for his inner struggles in life. There are many quotes in this poem to describe imagery, but I’m going to start small. ”When the evening is spread out…

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    The figurative language so artfully embedded in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” furthers the at times almost tangible sense of the passing of time as the speaker lays out his story as if he were setting the table for a meal. One such instance presents itself when, in the first stanza, the speaker unceremoniously lays out the initial setting, saying, “When the evening is spread out against the sky / Like a patient etherized upon a table” (2-3). This simile places the poem in a peaceful…

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    In “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” He is talking about his life and if he should go back or not and try to start over. He is constantly regretting what he hasn’t done and what he wants to go back to do. He doesn’t want to risk everything and go back to try to fix the things he hasn’t done yet. He wants to find love he wants to be a normal person but he doesn’t want to face the consequences of having to go back to find love. He knows what it’s like but doesn’t know the way to get back and…

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    others, and even bullying and embarrassing others has a huge impact on individuals not being able to use their free will as they should. In the film “Disconnect”, the short story “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell, and the poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by Eliot, the characters are given the opportunity to use their free will, but by the external factors…

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