In "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" he is on his way to tea party. What in the first sections of the poem indicates he is depressed? What lines suggest that he feels passive, lacking in energy?

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Well, he starts of his poem by describing scenes that are very low-key, passive, and lifeless.  For example, he describes the evening to "a patient etherised upon a table," a description that brings to mind someone passed out because of anesthesia, right before a painful operation.  That could symbolize his own mood; depressed, lethargic, dreading the painful encounter to come.  The dreary mood continues as he describes "half-deserted...

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