Summary Of Modernism In The Love Song Of J. Alfred

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Introduction
Modernism is best defined as the revolution of the old activities and recreation of traditional forms of art, architecture, literature, religious faith, philosophy, social activities of daily life, and even the sciences. Ideology is the system of ideas and ideals, especially those that form the basis of economic or political theory and policy. The poem under consideration is an examination of the tortured psyche of the prototypical modern man. The modern man is characterized by being overeducated, eloquent, neurotic, and emotionally stilted.
Per se, the poem uses several stylistic devices that characterize modernist ideology poetry. For instance, the poem employs fragmentation, juxtaposition, inter-textuality, and illusion. This poem, just like other modernist ideology poems, is more predominantly intellectual/ cerebral in its appeal, rather than emotive (Eliot, 6). It is chiefly imagistic and involves symbolism, often private in nature. For instance, the poem moves from a series of fairly concrete physical settings and several interiors to a series of vague ocean images conveying the personas emotional distance from the world. The emotional distance is evidenced by the fact that he comes to recognize his second-rate status where he blatantly states that he is not Prince Hamlot (Kumar & Kumar).
The poem ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred’ is a complete illustration of modernist ideology. It is powerful especially in consideration of for its range of intellectual

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