The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock

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The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock 15/03/2010 13:31:00 Date Written before WWI, Prufrock appeared in Poetry(Chicago) in 1915. Eliot  moved to London by then He collected it in Prufrock and Other Observations in 1917 The ironies start with the title – distinctive, clever Genre It is useful to approach this poem as a dramatic monologue, somewhat like  Porphyria’s Lover It is Modernist precisely because it is not conventional, and because of Eliot’s  “deliberate elimination of all merely connective and transitional passages” –  discontinuities. . Unlike previous poetry it works by juxtaposition, achieved  effects unlike anything inbrowning and Tennyson Free at Last The poem is free verse with persistent occasional rhyme Eliot: “there is no freedom in art” “There are not. . two kinds of verse, the strict and the free; there is only a 
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