Love Song Essay

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ENG 102 82 7 Feb 2012 Analysis of an Example of Figure of Language on the The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Thomas Stearns "T. S." Eliot was born in September 1888 in America and was naturalized as a British subject in 1927 . He was an important English-language poet of the 20th Century. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is known as his masterpiece, considered the first modernist poem” which was followed by other well-known poems as Gerontion, The Waste Land, The Hallow Men, Ash Wednesday and Four Quartets. Thomas Stearns was awarded with the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. On his poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, he uses imagery, figurative language, and structure to reinforce the tone and aspect of isolation in life. He focuses on the feelings and thoughts of the persona, J. Alfred Pruforck. A man that is socially awkward which makes it difficult to approach to the woman he loves and declare his love. All the way through the streets he agonizes thinking that he doesn’t deserve the answer he is expecting to have about his marriage proposal. And he speaks about the streets using figures of language like, the anaphora where he repeats words like “yellow” and “upon” in the beginning of sentences or clauses. The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panes, The yellow smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panes Lingered upon the pools that stand in drains, Let fall upon its back the soot that falls from chimneys, Linger: remain, continue

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