The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Frederick W. Locke

This literature criticism consists of approximately 13 pages of analysis & critique of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.
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Critical Essay by Frederick W. Locke

SOURCE: “Dante and T. S. Eliot's Prufrock,” in Modern Language Notes, The John Hopkins Press, Vol. 78, 1963, pp. 51-9.

In the following essay, Locke discusses Eliot's use of an epigraph from Dante in “Prufrock.”

In the course of this essay I shall have occasion to refer to F. O. Matthiessen's work The Achievement of T. S. Eliot in several contexts. I would like to begin with a quotation from that book: “Eliot's conceits sometimes have the look of being too studied; that is to say, of coming into existence not because the poet's mind has actually felt keenly an unexpected similarity between unlikes, but as though he too consciously set out to shock the reader. Such an objection...

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