The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Essay | Student Essay

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Prufrock and Hollow Men of Eliot

Summary: Analysis of "The Love Song" of J. Alfred Prufrock and "The Hollow Men" by Thomas Stearns Eliot.
Thomas Stearns Eliot's poems "The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock" (hereafter Prufrock) and The Hollow Men (hereafter HM) are both poems that reflect modernist thinking that have been affected by the savagery of the First World War and also reflect Eliot's beliefs that the world was becoming a spiritually empty place. The influences of Rimbaud, Baudelaire, Mallarme, and Laforgue helped to make his poetry revolutionary in that it rejected the romanticism, seen so often in poetry, and his poems were characterised by sordid imagery that reflects a spiritual wasteland. His poems often deal with tortured souls who have reached psychological impasse and from whom life has been withheld. The fragmented imagery used in Eliot's poems reflect the fragmented nature of life as Eliot saw it. "Prufrock" and "HM" display the two most important characteristics of Eliot's early poetry. First, they are strongly influenced...

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