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These two epic poems by The Father of Modern Poetry TS Eliot are comparable and similar when their styles contents and themes are scrutinized Additionally each of these poems exemplifies the quirky mastery of Eliots contributions to the literary world Although each poem focuses around timeless themes and subjects the texts are both saturated in a conspicuous mix of odd-ness and new-ness which is what ultimately links them together as modern masterpieces Style is undoubtedly one of the most obvious and apparent characteristics of the two poems Serving as perfect illustrations of Eliots innate and curious writing style both The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock and The Wasteland are written with just enough confusion and randomness as to overload the reader with questions overwhelm them with incognizance and entice them to continue reading However the way in which Eliots writing style reflects upon the central characters of each poem is quite different In The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock the basic nature of the title character is complimented and enhanced by the style that Eliot maintains throughout the poem One example is Eliots use of recurrent images which are a part of the confusion and randomness of his writing style Throughout The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock Eliot returns again and again to the image of Prufrocks hair growing thin and gray At first the repitition of the lines seems awkward and out of place However when the poem is examined as a whole as one body of text it becomes clear that this styalistic tendency of Eliot actually facilitates the illustration of Prufrocks circumstance As Prufrock narrates the poem he disposes upon the reader a train of thought filled with deep introspections simultaneously the repedity of the lines in the poem illustrate to the reader what lies deep inside the mind and soul of Prufrock In the case of the lines which repeatedly and somewhat monotonously comment about his aging hair
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