The Love Song Of J Alfred Prufrock Analysis

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Burcu Tekeş
Ali İlya
ELT 201- Assingment 1
18 December 2015

The key features of the modernist poem “The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock” ‘and Ideas explained in ‘Tradition and Individual Talent’- the style of T.S Eliot

The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock shows many qualities of particular modernist writing –and Modernism is a movement in the arts that lasted from 1890 to 1950 that mirrors a number of changes in the literary technique and in the culture. Modernism refused Romantic era themes and it’s aim was to ‘make it new’. Modernism is a shade term that covers several bold and subversive new movements in the professions and applied to literature, the term stands for both of poetry and prose that dispense with traditional literary forms. In poetry this often getting rid of traditional elements like ordinary verse and rhyme in favor of freestyle where not set pattern is followed. His poem ‘The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock’ shares many of the characteristics of modernist writing.
One of the key features of Modernism is that is struggled with questions of self -identity. Nonetheless, unlike romanticisms, its main goal was not expression of emotion or feelings. Comparatively, modernist writers are interested in larger questions of self and meaning in a universal context. In “Prufrock” is it’s move from individual to universal experience. In ‘The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock’ the narrator battles with both society and existence, itself. Besides, the questions in the poem
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