What makes this T.S. Eliot poem unusual and non-traditional, and why do you think the editors rejected this poem when Eliot first tried to get it published in 1911? 

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"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" was T.S. Eliot's first published poem. Over five years elapsed between the time writing began and the time of publication, largely because Eliot had some considerable difficulty in convincing publishers that the poem was "poetry" at all. In 1910, when Eliot began writing the poem, poetry was generally struck in a pastoral Edwardian era marked by regular rhyme schemes and structures and "acceptable" topics like nature, love and death. "Prufrock" is not at all this sort of poem, exhibiting...

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