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T.S. ELIOT

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Thomas Stern Eliot was born on the 26th September 1888, in St. Louis, Missouri. He was educated at Harvard University and Oxford’s Merton College. He was awarded his bachelor of Arts at Harvard, majoring in Philosophy in three years rather than the usual four. He then gained a scholarship to Oxford. He only spent a year at Merton College before claiming that he disliked Oxford’s infatuation with the retention of things past and subsequently left.

The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock is on of T.S’s most magnificent, insightful and majestic pieces of poetry. The lucid and magnetic Thomas Stern Eliot fills its five pages with the emotions and reflections of a regretful middle aged man. The narrator summons feelings of self aware decay, the perils of morality, love unattained and the harshness of reality. The ambiguity of the poem leads to multiple interpretations, each of which can be beneficial to admires of poetry.

T.S. Eliot’s other noted works include:

The Waste Land (Poem)

Ash Wednesday (Poem)

Murder in the Cathedral (Play)

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