Wednesday, October 2, 2019
T.S EliotÃ¢â¬â¢s Preludes and The Love Song of J.Alfred. Prufrock, are examp
T.S EliotÃ¢â¬â¢s Preludes and The Love Song of J.Alfred. Prufrock, are examples of modernist poetry which illustrate the concerns of modernist poets. Explain how the poetry you have studied reflects some of the major concerns of its context? In your answer refer closely to two poems by T.S. Eliot. T.S EliotÃ¢â¬â¢s Preludes and The Love Song of J.Alfred. Prufrock, are examples of modernist poetry which illustrate the concerns of modernist poets. The modern era, which lasted between 1885 to 1940 was concerned with challenging the traditional views of life. In terms of literature, Eliot was a leading figure in challenging the style and verse of traditional romantic poetry. Preludes portrays the hopeless and monotonous life of the working class in an urbanised, dirty, industrialised city. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock primarily represents EliotÃ¢â¬â¢s view on relationships, society and the human sub conscience. The modernist movement in poetry began in 1910, where significant figures such as Ezra Pound and Jules LaforgueÃ¢â¬â¢s styles clashed with the romantic styles. This greatly influenced EliotÃ¢â¬â¢s style and impacted his way of writing. Some main features used include imagism, allusion and a free verse rhyme scheme. Imagism is mainly concerned with the use of precise images to capture a moment, or feeling of a character. In Preludes, Eliot creates an image of a yellow fog Ã¢â¬Å"that rubs itÃ¢â¬â¢s back Ã¢â¬ ¦ licking itÃ¢â¬â¢s tongue into the corners of the eveningÃ¢â¬ ¦Ã¢â¬ which could also be interpreted as an image of an Ã¢â¬Å"urban catÃ¢â¬ at night time lurking around the city. It is this image which conflicts with the romanticistÃ¢â¬â¢s imagery of nature Ã¢â¬â it represents the ugliness of urban fog. Allusion is an indirect reference to another tex... ...e subconscious. The opening sentence Ã¢â¬Å"Let us go then, you and I Ã¢â¬ is an example of PrufrockÃ¢â¬â¢s inner self speaking to his outer self. As the poem flows, the attitude from Ã¢â¬Å"I will goÃ¢â¬ changes to a hesitant Ã¢â¬Å"I might goÃ¢â¬ . This is a response to the idea of Prufrock approaching the woman he loves to ask her for her hand in marriage. Thus you can see how the Eliot reflects some of the major concerns of the context Ã¢â¬â modernism. The modernist movement broke away from the rules of romantic poetry in terms of structure. It also looked away from the beauty of nature and focused upon the Ã¢â¬Å"ugliness of urbanisationÃ¢â¬ , the power of the subconscious and the social issues such as women and the working class society. EliotÃ¢â¬â¢s poems Preludes and The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock are specimens of true modernist poetry which reflect the major concerns of the modernist time.