Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock Answers

Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock Answers - 1. The theme of...

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1. The theme of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” is sexual frustration leads to one’s demise. 2. The title “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” is ironic, the “love” song is Prufrock’s inner conscious. It is also the luck of love. Lastly, men with breaks in their name, in this case J. Alfred, depict a man who cannot be trusted. 3. The quote at the beginning from Dante emphasized that Prufrock is trapped and that he is eternally damned. 4. The first line of the poem brings ambiguity to the scene immediately. It allows the reader to ask the question, “Who is he talking to?” The first stanza can also be his self-conscious talking. It is his inner thought. The comparison to Michelangelo suggests that he himself is nothing compared to the great Michelangelo. The first stanza illustrates Prufrock spending time in seclusion. He is lonely. Also Eliot criticizes Victorian society and questions society acceptance and obsession with marriage. 5. Prufrock distracts himself by observing a cat crawl around the room. The cat dismisses the setting and helps Prufrock forget he is at a possible date’s house. Metaphors are used here to reinforce the symbolism. 6. The main idea of lines 23-36 is procrastination. Prufrock feels although he has plenty of time, so he does not have to pursue anything at the moment. He can procrastinate. 7.
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