The literary style of T.S. Eliot

A writers interpretation of the world strictly influences his literary performance. T. S. Eliot literary style was exceedingly melancholy because the era that he was living in was filled with anguish and depression. His works of literature vary from his use of traditional dramatic structure to mythical method. Eliot’s perception of life as nothing more … Read more

T. S. Eliot “The Hollow Men”

Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri of New England descent, on Sept. 26, 1888. He entered Harvard University in 1906, completed his courses in three years and earned a masters degree the next year. After a year at the Sorbonne in Paris, he returned to Harvard. Further study led him to Merton … Read more

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock demonstrates the effects of social and economic pressure in the life of a Victorian man. T. S. Eliot shows us, in an ironic monologue, how the reality of age and social position paralyzes his character with fear. The poem opens with six lines from Dantes Infernio. This particular … Read more

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: The Pitiful Prufrock

T. S. Elliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” is a melancholy poem of one man’s frustrated search to find the meaning of his existence. The speaker’s strong use of imagery contributes to the poems theme of communion and loneliness. The Poem begins with an invitation from Prufrock to follow him through his self-examination. … Read more

Surrealism and T. S. Eliot

Surrealism is a dangerous word to use about the poet, playwright and critic T. S. Eliot, and certainly with his first major work, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock “. Eliot wrote the poem, after all, years before Andre Breton and his compatriots began defining and practicing “surrealism” proper. Andre Breton published his first … Read more