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

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Comment 14 of 824, added on April 18th, 2005 at 12:38 PM.

Can anyone help me analyze 6 poems of ts eliot on rhtym and rhyme, form and
meaning, speaker and tone, imagery, firguative language, and theme? One
poem for each? Help please!!!!

Kallie from United States
Comment 13 of 824, added on April 15th, 2005 at 6:21 AM.

hi....
LOVE means here the suffer ,the egony the speaker feels.What a joke!do you
really think so?i think so too..

ahmed from Iraq
Comment 12 of 824, added on April 14th, 2005 at 9:46 PM.

One part no one has commented on is the reference to Hamlet towards the
end. Hamlet paralleled Prufrock in his inability to take action. But
Prufrock then says he is not a prince Hamlet in the sense that Hamlet
eventually took action but he never has. This has left him old and in
despair which is what the poem is about. Prufrock is expressing his
hopelessness and regret at the wasted lives he sees around him (In the room
the women come and go talking of Michelangelo)as well as his own wasted
life.

Keith from United States
Comment 11 of 824, 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 824, 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 824, 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 824, 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 824, 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 824, 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 824, 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

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Information about The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

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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