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

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Comment 4 of 824, 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 824, 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 824, 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
Comment 1 of 824, added on December 27th, 2004 at 1:49 AM.

I'm really surpised that noone has commented on this poem, it's such an
amazing piece. We read it in english class last year, and ever since i've
been pushing people into reading it. Quality! (ps.... it's more fun when
you don't know what the itlian means at the beinging and you try to guess)

unlucky

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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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