The Deeper Side of Prufrock- A Personal Analysis of Prufrock in T.S. Elliot's Poem

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The Deeper Side of Prufrock: A Personal Analysis Thomas Sterns Eliot wrote the poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” over a period of six years and published it circa 1917 at the ripe old age of twenty-nine. As his first published poem, ‘Prufrock’ revealed Eliot’s original and highly developed style. Its startling jumps from rhetorical language to cliché, its indirect literary references, and its simultaneous humor and pessimism were quite new in English …

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…accountable for a wasted, superficial life is the reason he has difficulty confronting the ultimate question. T.S. Eliot’s poem, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”, has challenged me to explore the frontiers of my emotions. With delight I consumed each line in hope of a deeper discovery. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to study such a profound poet. This process will better equip me with essential tools for life.