In "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" why does he keep repeating,”there will be time,there will be time”?

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The guidelines of this website allow for one question a day; I rather suspect that you are sneaking in more than that.  I suggest keeping to the guidelines, and submitting the second question that you slid in there tomorrow, or asking your teacher for help. It is a difficult poem to understand without a lot of guidance, so hopefully your teacher can help you if you express the need for it.

In regards to why Prufrock keeps repeating "there will be time," try to put yourself into his shoes.  He is probably a shy, introverted, socially awkward guy (he does compare himself to an ugly crab scuttling on an ocean floor, after all-he has some self-esteem issues) who is trying to muster up the courage to...

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