English 2027-Poetry Response Paper

English 2027-Poetry Response Paper - Janie Ramrez July 17,...

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Unformatted text preview: Janie Ramrez July 17, 2008 Wake Up In T. S. Eliots poem, The Love Song of J. Alfred Purfrock, the character of Purfrock represents a lifestyle, a city and a society that lacks spirit, authenticity, personality and the courage to better themselves. Throughout the poem the city is presented in images as cold, seedy and unfriendly. The character of Purfrock at first seems unaware of the lack of meaning in his life. As the poem progresses though, he moves toward denial and finally he seems paralyzed with the inability to do anything about his stagnate and empty existence. In lines 23 - 48, Purfrock seems immobile with procrastination. He presents so many excuses. He wants to believe that he still has so much time left to do all the things he needs to do to have lived a good life. And indeed there will be timeThere will be time, there will be timeTime for you and time for me (23, 26, 31), he repeats this almost like a prayer throughout the entire stanza and into the next. me (23, 26, 31), he repeats this almost like a prayer throughout the entire stanza and into the next....
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