Friday, August 22, 2008

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

TONE: The author’s implicit attitude toward the reader or the people, places, and events in a work as revealed by the elements of the author’s style. Tone may be characterized as serious or ironic, sad or happy, private or public, angry or affectionate, bitter or nostalgic, or any other attitudes and feelings that human beings experience. See also style.

For your first blog entry reread "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and reflect on how the imagery backs up your interpretation of the poem. Choose one or two specific images and explain how they back up your thesis. Other things you should look at and/or consider: Motifs and Allusions. How motifs and allusions back up the Eliot's attitude towards Prufrock or the other "people" or society in the work?