Rhetorical Essay

Rhetorical Essay - Suarez 1 Christina Suarez February 6,...

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Suarez 1 Christina Suarez February 6, 2008 ENG 105- Marsom Synthesis: “The Unknown Alfred Prufrock” In reading both “The Unknown Citizen” by W.H. Auden and “The Love-Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot, the use of their language to express individuality and how a person fits in, is motivating to achieve something great. Auden’s poem is of an unknown citizen because he lived a normal life. Eliot writes of a man, J. Alfred Prufrock, who is too afraid to really express how he feels about a woman to her. Both poems bring about the theme that if you do not make yourself known, then there will be no one that pays attention. Auden’s “The Unknown Citizen” is a poem that has a deeper meaning than what is on the surface. The poem is about a man who nobody knows much about that has recently died. In the parenthesis below the title gives you in insight into how humans are just labeled to the government by just another number. It also states in the parenthesis that this poem was created for “JS/07/M/378 This Marble Monument Is Erected by the State” (Auden line 1), who is obviously the unknown citizen. As the poem continues we learn a little more about the mystery man like his company was enjoyable, he was thoughtful, and was utimately the everyday man. The man served everyday of his life working for the same company, Fudge Motors Inc., and was always there to help out the greater community. He would do everything the normal man would do in his everyday life; he read the paper everyday, he was married with five children, he had a health insurance plan, he owned a car, a fridgidare, a radio, and a phonograph. Every aspect of
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Suarez 2 the man was normal. He would be for peace when the country was for peace, and he went to war when the country was for war. To fully understand what Auden’s poem was about, the reader has to do a lot of
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