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Hamilton, Essential Literary Terms (1-31) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

"Other examples of dramatic monologues are T.S. Eliot's 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' ..."

Whoa. I knew that when we read "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" there was something about it that I was unable to give it a specific label. I knew that it was poetry, and we saw through the eyes of the narrator, but that was about it. From Hamilton's excerpt on Dramatic Monologues, I know what category "The Love Song..." falls into. Hamilton calls J. Alfred Prufrock a prudish and self conscious man, and it is slapped with the tag of Dramatic Monologue. It is told through the eyes of Prufrock, giving the reader his personality traits, values, and experiences. These are essential when making a dramatic monologue. It is also safe to say that after reading the poem by Eliot, we came to know more about Prufock than he knew about his own self.

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