modern world. 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's structure was heavily influenced by Eliot's extensive reading. The epigraph exists in a kind of ironic relationship with the title of the poem. The poem, described as a "drama of literary anguish is a dramatic interior monologue of an urban man, stricken with feelings of isolation and an incapability for decisive action that is said "to epitomize frustration and impotence of the modern individual" and "represent thwarted desires. Use of allusion edit Like many of Eliot's poems, "The Love Song. The Waste Land and Other Poems. Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense, 1st edition.
When the evening is spread out against the sky. Prufrock himself (the speaker of the poem then the epigraph implies. Also, just as the speaker of the epigraph is ashamed of his hypocrisy, so the speaker of the poem is ashamed of the double life he leads a life in which he behaves one way but feels another. I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach. Dante Alighieri 4 and makes several references to the. or it malingers, Stretched on the floor, here beside you and. And the afternoon, the evening, sleeps so peacefully! Form, prufrock is a variation on the dramatic monologue, a type of poem popular with Eliots predecessors. Ma per ci che giammai di questo fondo.
In its focus on character and its dramatic sensibility, Prufrock anticipates Eliots later, dramatic works. Prufrock s own limited situation. Journal of Modern Literature.