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The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Summary: Throughout "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock", the poem illustrates to the reader the psyche of a modern, neurotic and sophisticated man. Prufrock faces the dilemma of trying to "force the moment to its crisis" by addressing his lover but does not dare to do so. However, this is not his true problem, for Prufrock's main quandary is his inability to say what he means.
"That is not what I meant at all."

Prufrock's problem is his inability to say what he means. Discuss.

Throughout "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock", the poem illustrates to the reader the psyche of a modern, neurotic and sophisticated man. Prufrock faces the dilemma of trying to "force the moment to its crisis" by addressing his lover but does not dare to do so. However, this is not his true problem, for Prufrock's main quandary is his inability to say what he means.

Prufrock repeats his pessimistic appraisal in the poem, "That is not what I meant at all." It is during this time that Prufrock has decided not to ask the question and begins to question whether his effort would have been in vain. Eliot describes a solemn moment where Prufrock is "turning toward the window." This moment implies that...

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