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The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock BY T. S. ELIOT

Published in Poetry Magazine in 1915:

I heard it recently and thought I would share

S’io credesse che mia risposta fosse
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Structuralism and the 'New Perspective' on Literature

Structuralism holds that a culture can be understood by means of the structure upon which its language, or structural linguistics, is modelled. This is because according to Saussure, the meanings assigned to words as well as the relationship between words (i.e. 1,005 more words

The Impact of World War I on Modernist Writers

‘We have all had a tremendous jolt; . . . we are far more conscious of our condition than we were, and far less disposed to submit to it’ (Bernard Shaw). 885 more words

The Cultural Construction of 'Woman' throughout history in Western Art & Literature

In her groundbreaking work, The Second Sex (1949), Simone de Beauvoir argues that contrary to popular belief, femininity, or what it means to be a woman, is not organically or metaphysically predetermined, but culturally determined. 1,123 more words

The Significance of Humoural Theory in Early Modern Drama

When Rosencrantz and Guildenstern arrive at Court in Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, the character Hamlet comments (in regards to the theatrical entertainments to be performed) that ‘the Humorous Man shall end his part in peace’ (2.2, 320). 1,997 more words


The Role & Representation of the City in Modernist Literature

In her essay Characters in Fiction, Virginia Woolf wrote that ‘on or about December 1910, human character changed’ – people began to behave differently, she says – giving the example of behaviour of one’s cook – Victorian cooks stayed below in their kitchens and did their jobs whilst Georgian cooks were always wandering upstairs to borrow newspapers or get advice about a hat. 750 more words

TS Eliot and the Struggle for Maintenance of a Living Language

Living, the poet is carrying on that struggle for the maintenance of a living language, […] which must be kept up in every generation; dead, he provides standards for those who take up the struggle after him’ (T.

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