John Donne's "Song: Go Catch a Falling Star vs Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

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"The parallel between the Two poems seem to close rather than a allusion for contrast, Donne's seventeenth-century "Song" may be a source of Eliot's twentieth-century "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" Hal Blythe and Charlie Sweet.  The very similiar technique and theme in the poems seems that the unnamed persona talks to himself. He wants to believe that the posibility of having a relationship with a woman is possible while the other side of him wants to believe that all women are bad, or unreliable and the possisility of a relationship is imposssible."He desires to ride ten thousand days and nights", and then meet a faithful woman, Dunne, Song (12), but, knows he will not meet thw womwn that her hopes to. "Do I dare disturbe the universe", The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, (45-46) Blythe and Sweet compare the two poems, likenesses and differences tosee how they relate. The two have very similiar theories. Both want a relationship, but thing that it will not happen. The woman that they are looking for doesn't exist.

 

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You can see both poets reading their great poems in my many virtual movies at my poetryanimations channel at youtube plus hundreds of other great long gone poets reading their most popular poems heres the link

http://uk.youtube.com/user/poetryanimations

Kind Regards

Jim Clark

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