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In TS Eliots The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock Prufrock is the speaker He is trying to speak this poem this love song but he keeps interrupting himself The tone of the poem is somber but shifts as he goes off track and brings him back to the love song The points where he says In the room the women come and go Talking ofMichelangelo is where he is realizing that he is going off topic and he is bringing himself back The mood of the poem is serious as Prufrock begins to realize how pointless it is to question life He says not to worry about answering lifes questions because one is not able to change anything He begins to speak directly to the audience What happens to him in the poem also happens to the listener He attempts to flow in one direction with is poem but he continually goes off track to discuss other topics Eliot uses diction to create the somber and serious tone Prufrock asks Do I Dare disturb the universe The word dare shows that there may some sort of fear of attempting to change what is supposed to happen Imagery is used through out the poem Phrases such as For the yellow smoke that slides along the streetRubbing its back upon the window-panes paints a picture in the mind of the audience of a thick murky cloud slipping over the streets and caressing the window- panes In the statements about yellow gas Eliot is alluding to the mustard gas that was used in WWII The yellow smoke on the windowpanes also hides his feelings and emotions The windowpanes symbolize his outlook on life that is being smothered by the events of the war No nature is mentioned in the poem Everything mentioned is mad- made So the poem discusses man destroying mankind Nature is not mentioned because nature always prevails over mall There are numerous allusions in
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