Every line in the poem echoes an academic work since many lines have footnotes that encourage and educate readers in matters of deeper delivery of resources. So how should I presume? Shall I say, I have gone at dusk through narrow streets And watched the smoke that rises from the pipes Of lonely men in shirt-sleeves, leaning out of windows? The poem, 'The Love Song of J. He further defines fog and yellow smoke, which are outdoor and away from the gathering that persists on a moment in a while to achieve many aspects in the societal world. Throughout the poem, the rhyming schemes differ and constantly changed and evolved. Regardless of what one takes from these images, the bewildering collage points to another technique Eliot and the Modernists pioneered: fragmentation. I would happily give good money for a copy of the finished book to share with my high school students and for prints of key pages or scenes to frame.
It could have been replaced with a hundred other things, and the effect would have still been the same: Prufrock is external to the conversation, external to the world, and the conversation therefore is reduced to nothing more than a word. I decided, at the time, to memorize the Complete Works of T. Prufrock reduces himself to an animal, lived-in and alone, sheltered at the bottom of the dark ocean. The epigraph is a quotation from Dante's Inferno 27. However, mostly, Eliot set of objects, a chain of events, and a situation as the lone technique to prompt a feeling in the system of art while discovery of a neutral correlative which is the formulation of a particular emotion.
Should I, after tea and cakes and ices, Have the strength to force the moment to its crisis? It greatly added to their understanding, especially for the visual learners and weaker students. They certainly have no relation to poetry. And how should I presume? The theme consistently is flipping between the past and the future adding the implication that the present is not worth noting. The are of the time, with exactly the proper styling, and I love that you have inserted Eliot as J. There are instances when it is an unrhymed free verse, and instances where it would go for a longer period of time, then to shorter periods. Hindu chants are alternative spiritual possibilities that enabled a hurt figure getting cured by the detriment of a model. It is from Canto 27 of the Inferno.
Or it could be St. While Eliot appreciated the dignity of cats, this particular soot-blackened cat does not seem so dignified. This delusion only masks Prufrock's greater anxiety about the future and aging. Oh, how I would love to pair it with subtle sound effects of city streets, muted conversations in parlors, and ocean waves! Shall I part my hair behind? Indeed, emotional associations are key, since Eliot deploys the objective correlative technique throughout the poem rather than dwell abstractly on Prufrock's feelings. How dare you pose as an innovator, instead of the slow imposter you actually are.
And I have known the eyes already, known them all— The eyes that fix you in a formulated phrase, And when I am formulated, sprawling on a pin, When I am pinned and wriggling on the wall, Then how should I begin To spit out all the butt-ends of my days and ways? Your use of period detail really helps place the poem in context and explain many social aspects now gone by. The etherized patient, for instance, reflects his paralysis his inability to act while the images of the city depict a certain lost loneliness. His mind is perhaps more easily represented; all over the place, interrupted by self-interrogation and self-consciousness, looping back on itself, Prufrock's train of thought is deeply fragmented. This is making me want to try interpreting some poems in illustrated form. Eliot The Love-Song of J. Interpretation of the Lovesong of J.
The graphic novel helps the poem come alive and assume a three dimensional quality. His treatment of his first wife was hardly romantic. I should have been a pair of ragged claws Scuttling across the floors of silent seas. Hillis Miller had an interesting point to make about the temporality of Prufrock, and whether or not Prufrock actually manages to make himself go somewhere. Eliot Let us go then, you and I, When the evening is spread out against the sky Like a patient etherized upon a table; Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets, The muttering retreats Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells: Streets that follow like a tedious argument Of insidious intent To lead you to an overwhelming question.
Eliot symbolized the divide between high and low culture using music since he believed that high culture comprises of art, drama, opera just to name but a few. There is no way to distinguish between actual movement and imaginary movement. The Love Song of J. Like Thank you for all these words of encouragement, which I was much in need of. It is evident that he has become so accustomed to his loneliness that even his internal channel of communication reflects it. I had a music teacher who was attempting to convey to me how hard it is to mix two separate types of art — even words with music.
In the room the women come and go Talking of Michelangelo. Prufrock finds himself haunted by women, by their judgments and withheld affections. I so enjoyed re-reading the poem, so much more so within your artwork. I grow old I grow old I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled. Substantially, the existence of World War I transformed society given the fact that people felt isolated from each another as well permitted to pause social refinement. Fragmentation as used in the poem demonstrates the chaotic state of modern existence and juxtaposes literary texts against one another.