The Love Song Of J Alfred Prufrock Diction

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For One’s Love. The feeling of being used by someone else does not feel the greatest. Even if it is for the right reason, even just for love. Even though that feeling is not the greatest feeling in the world, people have a choice to the let manipulation happen. Do they let manipulation happen? Does the poem, The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock, have manipulation? This poem is a famous poem that has been around for decades. This poem is a great poem that makes one's mind open up to many different themes, such as love, manipulation, and death. This poem is about the narrator (T.S. Eliot) love for someone that has made their significant other turn their ways to the narrator's way. T.S. Eliot built the theme of manipulation of The Love Song Of…show more content…
The poem reveals that diction helps with the theme by the way the narrator speaks. The tone of this poem is manipulative. The first stanza is Dante's inferno, which helps with the diction to find the theme by the meaning of the translation of the phrase. “If I believed that my answer was / A person who has never returned to the world , This flame Staria no longer shock. / But because of this never end I will not return alive any , s'i'odo true , / Without fear of infamy I answer.”(google translate). This statement is the translation version of Dante’s inferno; the diction of this phrase helps the theme of manipulation by the convincing belief of the narrator’s voice to his lover. Explaining to his love that this flame is a representation of love will never end and that shows his words are strong and convincing to his lover that she would do anything for him. The motive of this poem helps with it's diction to receive what the reader is inferring of what the theme is. The motive of the narrator is to have his lover to fall in love with him and he uses diction to convince the person to fall for him. “To lead you to an overwhelming question / … Oh, do not ask, “What is it?” / Let us go and make our visit.” (lines 16-18). This statement from the poem has a motive and the…show more content…
Just one descriptive line can open many doors to many meanings. Visualization helps with the themes of many stories, especially with the theme of The Love Song Of Alfred J. Prufrock. Imagery, another word for visualization, is the formation of mental images, figures, or likenesses of things, or of such images collectively ( The reader can visualize in lines 31-34, “For the yellow smoke that slides along the street, / Rubbing its back upon the window-panes; / There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet; / There will be time to murder and create,” that a smoke like feeling surrounding everything. The reader can infer that the the smoke is guilt that is surrounding him, but he does not let guilt get the best of him to get his goal. Also because of the line 34, “There will be a time to murder and create,” that is explaining that the narrator is manipulating his lover to do things that he wants her to do. Those lines also make a image of a feeling inside a something or someone that is becoming too strong that takes over someone else. A reader can also visualize that in line 86, “But thought I wept and fasted, wept and prayed,” that the narrator is weeping and fasting for the one that he loves and the reader can visualize the narrator is at his wits end. Though he is pouring his life out for his lover he is showing

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