The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Questions and Answers
by T. S. Eliot

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How would you interpret "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T. S. Eliot?

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T. S. Eliot’s hugely influential poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” is a dramatic monologue that reveals the speaker’s perceived insecurities and shortcomings. The poem details the turbulent inner life of a man who struggles with his confidence. He is overly analytical and reticent to being called to action. He is a prime example of an antihero. The poem includes famously brilliant lines that embody his nature. For example, when he considers talking to women at a party, he laments:

“I should have been a pair of ragged claws

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