Research Paper Overview and Next Assignments
Now that you have selected the poem you wish to write on for your research paper and have submitted a paragraph in which you discuss why you selected this poem and poet, you may begin work on developing the paper. Please choose from either of the following essay topics:
1. How do the elements of the poem (e.g. style, structure, imagery, tone, characterization, setting, point of view, OR symbolism) work together to create the reader’s total experience? (Select UP TO THREE of these approaches.)
2. What do we discover about the poem’s message, imagery, and point of view when we focus on the words of the text rather than facts about the poet’s life or the historical milieu in which the text was written?
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock was written in between 1910-1911 when T. S. Eliot was 23 years old. Since Eliot just went to Europe from United States and his thought was in a process of rapid changing, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock became a masterpiece that represent his writing style completely changed to modernist. Even though Eliot was young when he wrote this poem, but the work itself is already mature. The narrator of the poetry is Prufrock, a young man, who did not disclose with a specific age. The poem was written in a description of first person of Prufrock when he across the street, and go to a party for propose in dusk. The character, Prufrock, belongs to one of the very common type of young in contemporary society. This type of young are very sensitive, have their own ideals and pursuit, also the increasingly, indifferent dissatisfied of the industrialization, but they don’t have the strength to break free. With the anger and pain, they can only choose cowardly endure the reality. Although Eliot used J. Alfred Prufrock to name his love song, but actually, it was a sad song. It was a portrayal of his struggling and hesitation for the society.
This is the poetry I have chosen, and the professor requires us that our research paper have to include this paragraph (you may rewrite the that paragraph without changing the meaning of it in order to fit what your writing) that I post on the discussion board.