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Collected Poems, 1909-1962 - Prufrock and Other Observations (1917) - Aunt Helen Summary & Analysis

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Prufrock and Other Observations (1917) - Aunt Helen Summary

The narrator talks about his aunt, now deceased, who lived in a home with four servants providing for her. He obviously held her in high esteem, as he believes there was silence in heaven upon her death. Her death touches him, but the undertaker is unfazed, as this is part of his daily work routine. Soon after the aunt's death, her pet parrot dies. The clock continues ticking in the house. One of the housemaids that served the aunt, and remains at the house, now has death visiting her as well.

Prufrock and Other Observations (1917) - Aunt Helen Analysis

Death of a loved one is the theme of this poem. T.S. Eliot highlights the fact that the end of a life is only deeply significant to those who have an...

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