Blog 25

In all three works, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, Disillusionment of 10 o’clock, and anyone lived in a pretty how town, the themes are pretty similar. All three poems have a type of darker meaning that isn’t always picked up by the reader. In The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, the person in the poem is trying to fit into high class society with a low class background. The person wants to be like the wealthy and those that are well off but in some cases in life, choosing the people who you believe are “better” then you isn’t always the best decision. If they don’t accept you, it could leave you feeling like you aren’t good enough. Disillusionment of 10 o’clock talks of a sailor who is minding his own business and imagining things in his crazy mind. People look at him differently because he isn’t conforming to society, he is being himself. In anyone lived in a pretty how town, Cummings uses the term Anyone and No one, to allow the reader to put who they want into the poem and make each one unique. The poem talks about how so and so is overwhelmed with how quickly time is passing. The first two poems are both talking about wanting to fit into society and the third one is talking about doing things within society to make time go slower. The one I find most applicable to our society today is the poem about the sailor. Often times today people are quick to judge someone if they are a little different and we never know how much fun that person is having and we never get to experience the types of joy they do. I also liked the one about the sailor the most because it had the most clear theme of the three poems and it also was the most applicable to our society today.

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