Once you feel comfortable with the poem, post a message that responds to one of the statements below. You can say why you agree or disagree with a statement, or how you might want to modify it so it better reflects your understanding of the poem. Your response should include references to the poem, and at least two actual quotations from the poem (with line numbers).
- Poems such as "Prufrock" are less direct than more conventional poetry, but they leave the reader with more to think about.
- In several places, "Prufrock" reflects the modernist disillusionment with life in the early-twentieth century.
- Many of the modernist ideas underlying "Prufrock" are still meaningful today.