The love song of J.Elliot Prufrock
- Both wordsworh and Elliot compare sunsets to two different things but they
- The basis of comparisons are the same – stillness
- Words worth compares the sunset to a quiet nun
- Eliot compares it to an etherized patient
- At that time ,the invention of ether was remarkable – it was a marker of the
- Both poets used Relative similes to place and time
- Key difference the nun used in Wordsworth is quiet by choice
- Eliots sun has been etherized by force
- Elliot introduced readers to a new time
- We have been trained to accept Elliot’s poetry as real
- Literature is always a product of its time and place it is never timeless.
- ‘there is no freedom in art’ – freedom only has meaning through strength
- Not what is said but how it is said , not written by regular metre is called
- Traditional poetry didn’t end in 1915
- “Let us go then you and I …. Sky” it still rhymes. But not in conventional
- The one line that does not fit the pattern purposely stands out
- I.e. Only 15 percent is free verse
- Not to eliminate rhyme, but to depart from it.
- - The stance in iambic pentameter is slightly faster than heartbeat
- Some reasons we are attracted to poetry An echo of primitive ancestors?
- Approximate the rhythms of sexual intercourse?
- Inherently pleasurable about rhyme – hardwired to appreciate The
recurrence of regular sounds.
- Absence of rhyme in poetry and the presence of it in music may be the
reason music may have replaced poetry
Grammatical monologue –a long poem spoken by a single speaker ( prufrock
is a grammatic monologue)
- 3 main feature s: character not the poet speaks the entire poem at a critical
moment; addresses other people who are present because of the speakers
monologue , it is ungrammatical – the revelation of character .
- It was an Established form since that mid 19 century but not seen much
- The words are untraditional , yet the form and genre of the poem is
- Tradition and the individual poem – essay on explanation
- Good poetry –good poets know the entire past in a sense that all western