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Modernist Elements in "Love Song for J. Alfred Prufrock"

Examines elements of moderism in "Love Song for J. Alfred Prufrock"

Brandy Reeves

on 3 December 2012

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Transcript of Modernist Elements in "Love Song for J. Alfred Prufrock"

The Individual Alienation, Loneliness
and Loss of Time Creates the world in the act of perceiving it "Love Song for J. Alfred Prufrock" Rejects Realism and Naturalism "In the room the women come and go
Talking of Michelangelo" Modernist Elements in "Love Song to J. Alfred Prufrock" "Love Song for J. Alfred Prufrock" Modernism Rejection of Traditional Values
and Assumptions Rotate axis and drag frames
to change balance Reflects Reality Created by Society •Rejects the history of society, traditional values and assumptions, and the rhetoric in this values that "were sanctioned and communicated."
•“It elevates the individual and the inward over the social and the outward, and it prefers the unconscious to the self-conscious.”
•It was a reaction against convention and the despair felt at the time. •“Modern implies a historical discontinuity, a sense of alienation, loss, and despair.” The Elevation of the Individual and These Feelings Deals with issues that make an individual human ~The speaker has a hard time relating to other people, especially women
~Low self-esteem as thinks of his hair loss and age
~Deals with Doubt and Ambiguity and loss of time
~As opposed to Realism and Naturalism that place society or nature above the individual
~Regret Works Cited Images:

A Handbook to Literature. (8th ed.) Eds./ William Harmon and C Hugh Homan. Upeer Saddle River, NY: Prentice Hall, 2000
The Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms. 2nd. Ed. Edited by Toss Musfin and Suprya M Roy. (2003).
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