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T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock ( A moment for poetry/ Trenutak za poeziju)

It seems like an appropriate moment to talk about this poem. Even if it really isn't a typical romantic poem at all. Don't let the title deceive you, this is no classical love song. On the contrary, our protagonist Prufrock is haunted by his own weakness; overpowered by his feelings of regret and weariness. It is not even certain does Prufrock has a love interest at all. It seems that he does, and there are several references to women in this poem. Perhaps he is trying to sum up courage to express his feelings to his loved one? Or not- perhaps he is actually trying to sum up courage to confront society. Whatever is the case, a fear of rejection is present in this poem and that is something most of us can relate to. Danas se čini kao prikladan trenutak za pričati o ovoj pjesmi. Čak i ako to zapravo nije tipična romantična pjesma. Nemojte da vas naslov zavara, ovo nije klasična ljubavna pjesma. Sasvim obrnuto, naš protagonist Prufrock je progonjen vlastitom nemoći i svladan