Blog 21: poems

The poems that we read in class focus on society and how society is viewed from someone that does not belong or thinks that they do not belong in society. In “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot, Prufrock describes how he feels as he is looking at everyone in high society. He feels like he does not belong because he is lower in society. He mentions that sees women discussing art and he feels that he can not go in and talk to them because he is not worth their time. Prufrock also tells about how we put on different faces everywhere we go so people do not know what we are actually feeling. “Disillusionment at 10 o’clock,” tells about the way that people live their life in a fog and how we should follow certain rules and dress a certain way. He wrote about white nightgowns compared to colorful ones to show the lack of interest to stand out. The next thing he explains is the “drunken sailor” and how a person that is living outside of society is living fully and someone that is not letting themselves be different is not. “anyone lived in a pretty how town,” there is a use of not being identifying. This person “anyone” lives in a plain, normal town. This poem is about no one and everyone at the same time. Most people experience the same things in their life. They experience life, death, and other things. Lives will come and go no matter who we are and who we meet and who we interact with. In regards to society, I think that many people are judged just because they are lower or higher up in society. These authors of the poems write about how the world is around them and what it is really like.

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