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Analysis and comments on The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot

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Comment 11 of 821, added on April 12th, 2005 at 10:59 PM.

I think the 'love' in the title is meant to be ironic - he's talking to
himself, a love song to himself, because he has been too afraid to roll the
universe into a ball and love some of those women in their perfumed dress
who make him digress. It's the anti-love song of a man who has been too
wimpy to bust a move on love - his moment of greatness has flickered and
he's a bald spotted old man walking on a beach and not even the mermaids
are going to singe to him. Love song indeed! He has only imagined and
wished for love. It's pretty sad. This is a man who never took a chance.

pdiz from United States
Comment 10 of 821, added on March 29th, 2005 at 6:08 AM.

I don't know.., I just read it for the first time. I wonder why did he
ever mention word 'love', why 'love song'?.. Anybody?

iNITA
Comment 9 of 821, added on March 26th, 2005 at 7:43 PM.

How beautiful
to share eternity in every moment
it makes me cry every time

Toria McMullin from United States
Comment 8 of 821, added on March 16th, 2005 at 2:14 PM.

There is something about this poem that just has me hook. I think it is
because I really want to know the meaning of every single line and word.
When I say those things I really mean everything. The setting, physical
description of Prufrock, and his self-esteem. Please help me out. I really
want to know what your interpretation and opinion on the subject mention
above are. If you're reading this please pass it along to anybody who is
interested in this poem as much as I am. Thank you.

Sephiroth from United States
Comment 7 of 821, added on February 16th, 2005 at 12:19 PM.

I am doing a paper on this poem and I continue to read critical essays and
other interpetations of the poem and with each one it becomes more and more
intresting. It is long yes, but in all those words are so many meanings.

Samm from United States
Comment 6 of 821, added on February 13th, 2005 at 3:16 PM.

This was my favourite poem in school , many years ago . It I think tells
you that life is so much based on what is actually seen . If we were all a
bit more concerned about what is behind what we do , than what we do ....
" Shall I part my hair behind " for ewxample .

Garry murphy from Ireland
Comment 5 of 821, added on January 31st, 2005 at 3:04 PM.

this poem is amazing
I think this poem is all about irony( situational )
And that's why I think it's not a conventional love song even though the
title is 'the love song of J. Alfred Prufrock'.

interesting from United States
Comment 4 of 821, added on January 14th, 2005 at 10:52 PM.

Thanks, Eric! That changes the tenor a little. Rather unbelievably, I think
it increases the pathos.

kay
Comment 3 of 821, added on January 12th, 2005 at 11:53 PM.

I the Italian preface of this poem is from the masterpiece "Dante's
Inferno" and are spoken by the character of Count Guido da Montefelltro:

"If I thought that my reply would be to someone who would ever return to
earth, this flame would remain without further movement; but as no one has
ever returned alive from this gulf, if what I hear is true, I can answer
you with no fear of infamy."

I feel it gives the introduction that this was not supposed to leave his
his mind, and that it is a message from his deepest thoughts.

Eric
Comment 2 of 821, added on December 29th, 2004 at 10:46 AM.

I think it would be more fun knowing the Italian. Anybody willing to
translate?

This is still my favourite poem in the history of the world, though. I
don't know what it is about it, but it makes my heart clench every time I
read it.

kay from Ireland

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Poet: T.S. Eliot
Poem: 1. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Volume: Prufrock and Other Observations
Year: 1917
Added: Jan 31 2004
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