What is the main idea of the poem" the love song" by Alfred Prufrock? What have we learned about his thoughts about himself? Describe the visuals you saw while reading the poem.

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T. S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" is the monologue of a sexually frustrated middle-aged man with unfulfilled desires and an "overwhelming question" (which is never specifically identified), but the line "Do I dare disturb the universe?" seems to cover all bases. However, we do not know more specifically what Prufrock means.

Lines 37-48 reveal Prufrock in his current state: his thinning hair, skinny arms and legs, his coat drawn tightly up around his chin all suggesting his age and decrepitness. Prufrock is more than aware of his appearance; he laments him age and the current state of his body. Despite his age, Prufrock still imagines a different life, one the challenges himself and his surroundings. Unfortunately, it is never meant to be as he only wait "till human voices wake us, and we drown."

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