Analysis Of The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock

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The Writing Techniques of T.S Eliot -----Analysis of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Abstract: During T.S. Eliot’s(1888-1965)whole life he left us a lot of fortune, and "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" is considered one of Eliot's finest and most important works. A lot of scholars and critics have done different researches on this poem. The author of this paper tries to analyze one of this poem from the perspective of T.S. Eliot’s poetics. Key words:impersonal theory, objective correlative "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" depicts a timid middle-aged man going (or thinking) to propose marriage to a lady but hesitating all the way there. illustration of “impersonal theory” The title of the poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” has specific relevance to this theory because his sharing of what he knows of this alternate lifestyle is a gift to anyone who reads this poem. He doesn’t love any one person , he loves all, and therefore wants to take them to this other place to enjoy with him. In the beginning of the poem, when Prufrock says Let us go then , you and I , When the evening is spread against the sky Like a patient etherized upon a table ; Let us go , through certain half – deserted street , The muttering retreats . . . . . .(1-5) In the first line, “Let us go then, you and I”, I think it was an invitation for the reader to join him in his quest for discovering this state of being. And it suggests that what follows is a dramatic monologue with an audience. Prufrock is a middle - aged dandy, well - dressed and self - conscious. He lives in an urban world, seedy, raw, as the first few lines suggest and the third section of the poem confirms. It is a world where there is no social unity, and where there is elegance and beauty of a kind such as divorced form
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