The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock


Mind Map on The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock, created by Ciarán Donegan on 12/02/2016.
Ciarán Donegan
Mind Map by Ciarán Donegan, updated more than 1 year ago
Ciarán Donegan
Created by Ciarán Donegan about 8 years ago

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The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock
  1. Techniques
    1. Allusions to historical and literary figures
      1. I am not Price Hamlet, nor was meant to be; Am an attendant lord, one that will do ..... Almost, at time, the Fool.
      2. Dramatic Monologue
        1. Shows disjointed thought process
          1. Presents us with a setting, characters, dialogue (internal), conflict and tension
          2. Repitition
            1. There will be time, there will be time
            2. Metaphors
              1. Compares the drifting of the fog and smoke through the city to the movements of a cat
                1. The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window panes
                  1. Made a sudden leap .... and fell asleep
                  2. The 'you' and 'I' are two sides to his personality
                  3. Personification
                    1. Streets that follow like a tedious argument of insidious intent
                  4. Tone
                    1. Self-critical
                      1. Fearful
                        1. Time yet for a hundred indecisions and for a hundred visions and revisions
                        2. Regret
                          1. Would it have been worth it?
                            1. In short I was afraid
                              1. I should have been a pair of ragged claws scuttling across the floor
                            2. Themes
                              1. Isolation / Social Alienation
                                1. Loneliness / Inability to Communicate
                                  1. It is impossible to say just what I mean
                                2. Imagery
                                  1. City depicted in sordid, shabby images
                                    1. Sawdust restaurants
                                      1. One night cheap hotels
                                      2. Depicts his social anxiety
                                        1. To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet
                                          1. Eyes that fix you in a formulated phrase
                                            1. Pinned and wriggling on the wall
                                              1. Like a patient etherised upon a table
                                              2. Monotonous life
                                                1. I have measured out my life with coffee spoons
                                                2. Questions modern society
                                                  1. In the room the women come and go talking of Michelango
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