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

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Prufrock and Other Observations (1917) - Conversation Galante Summary

A man talks with a woman. He makes an idle comment about the moon. She thinks he is not propelling their conversation forward to new topics. He says we use music to describe the moon and night and our own feelings of emptiness. He tells the woman she is indifferent and not given to moral absolutes. He suggests she takes things too lightly.

Prufrock and Other Observations (1917) - Conversation Galante Analysis

This poem finds the two participants on different wavelengths. The man seeks to ponder life and its meaning. The woman seeks to enjoy life and not let moral absolutes constrain her free-spirited way of thinking and living. Eliot gives us two people who represent extremes in life - those too serious and those not serious enough. He hints to the...

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