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The paper analyzes the development of Prufrock's persona in T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock". The paper discusses the irony of Prufrock's tone and Prufrock as a divided self.
From the Paper:"The voice or persona in T. S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" declines stanza by stanza from a self-conscious and alienated taker of tea in drawing rooms to an aging, disillusioned wader at the shoreline where muse-mermaids rebuff him. The key to interpreting Eliot's Prufrock is irony. Irony colors Prufrock's tone, his attitude toward the world throughout the monologue. His mock-heroic approach to tea-time society and sexuality and his casual juxtapositions of the humdrum with heroic allusions, reveal his trembling self-consciousness."
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Eliot's Prufrock (2008, December 01) Retrieved December 09, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/poem-review/eliot-prufrock-120919/
"Eliot's Prufrock" 01 December 2008. Web. 09 December. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/poem-review/eliot-prufrock-120919/>