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

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What is the picture of modern life given in the poem?

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"Prufrock" gives a picture of modern life as a disconnected, somewhat despairing, existential ramble. Modern life is alienation, and petty alienation at that.

To illustrate that a bit, look at how much hesitation and back and forth there is in the poem. Look...

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