The Worries of Aging

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T. S. Eliot’s poem “The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock” is quite a lengthy poem for the novice poetry reader, which consists of some 130 lines. Yet, it is the poem’s mass that enables the rookie to discern the theme at length. In the beginning and later towards the ending of the poem, the narrator seems to be daydreaming, using a lot of imagery to portray fun or pretty places of solitude, which …

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…vacillate. Overall, Eliot uses this poem to depict the confused mind of the narrator. The narrator is feeling confused and overwhelmed by the adversities of life so it is logical that his thoughts will have the same types of characteristics. His thoughts lead to ambiguity such as at the start of the poem “There you go then, you and I”. This could be referring to the narrator and himself, or the narrator and his lover.