T.S. Eliot (1888–1965), an American-British poet, is the author of the poem titled The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. It is seen as a totally modernist poem that Eliot wrote when he was 22 years old. Eliot began writing this poem, Prufrock, in February 1910, and it was first published in the June 1915. It has been said that the poem's structure was heavily influenced by Eliot's extensive reading of Dante Alighieri and makes several references to the Bible and other literary works.

The poem, described as a "drama of literary anguish", is called a dramatic interior monologue of an urban man, stricken with feelings of isolation and an incapability for decisive action that is said "to epitomize frustration and impotence of the modern individual" and "represent thwarted desires and modern disillusionment". Here, this man laments his physical and intellectual inertia, the lost opportunities in his life and his lack of spiritual progress. So, Prufrock has become one of the most recognized voices in modern literature.

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