Imagery In The Hollow Men

T.S. Eliot’s The Hollow Men is a poem that is rich in imagery and symbolism. The poem tells the story of a group of men who are “hollow” and lack substance or meaning in their lives. The title of the poem itself is symbolic of the emptiness that these men feel. Eliot uses a variety … Read more

Imagery In The Hollow Men

The poem The Hollow Men, by T. S. Eliot, is a masterpiece depicting the state of the world during the early 20th century. The imagery in the poem is dark and dismal, reflecting the despair that many people felt at the time. The most famous line from the poem is “not with a bang but … Read more

Irony In The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock The poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is an ironic love song, as the character Prufrock does not actually love. The irony comes from within the poem itself and what we know about Prufrock; it also comes from what we imagine about his contact with women … Read more

T.S. Eliot – mood and theme

Both Prufrock and Preludes are based in the same rootless world of sordid tedium. In Prufrock Eliot is conveying a theme a strong theme and is based heavily in the Persona of Prufrock himself. Preludes is a poem of changing moods, some subtle, some profound but this time conveyed primarily through diction and repetition. One … 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