The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock | Critical Essay by George Fortenberry

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.
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SOURCE: "Prufrock and the Fool Son," in Ball State University Forum, Vol. VIII, Winter, 1967, pp. 51-54.

In the following essay, Fortenberry explores the influence of Jules Laforgue on "Prufrock" and considers the role of the fool.

How much or how little the title of a poem means is, of course, left to the whim or decision of the poet. Upon occasion, however, a title will furnish the best clue to the meaning and significance of a poem. It is quite possible that the title, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," could furnish us with meaning we have not found before. This title has received very little attention considering the great attention which the poem itself has received. The following remarks focus upon the title of the poem, especially its use of the term "song."

In spite of the fact that "The Love Song of...

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