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Collected Poems, 1909-1962 - Prufrock and Other Observations (1917) - The 'Boston Evening Transcript' Summary & Analysis

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Prufrock and Other Observations (1917) - The 'Boston Evening Transcript' Summary

Another short poem, it likens the readers of the Boston paper to a field of ripe corn. The poem speaks of how nightfall awakens in some a call to nightlife activities. To others, the end of the day is a time for solitude and reading the Boston newspaper. The narrator brings the newspaper to his Cousin Harriet. He is weary, and it appears this delivery to her is another mundane activity in his daily life. Eliot uses the newspaper as a symbol of stability in life. It is something to rely on and be comforted by.

Prufrock and Other Observations (1917) - The 'Boston Evening Transcript' Analysis

T. S. Eliot continues his familiar theme of the regular ordinary aspects of everyday life. He hints that the dependability of...

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