Two short poem respond (100-150 words for each)

 

“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by Eliot, T.S.

  1. “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” presents a character portrait of Prufrock. Find and explicate parts or lines in the poem that you feel best illustrate Eliot’s characterization of Prufrock’s “problems.”
  2. Explain how you see Eliot using Prufrock to express the ills of Modernism (such as emotional paralysis, fragmentation, loneliness, dislocation, degeneration, etc.).

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