• 4-5 pages, word processed, double-spaced, MLA format
• Works Cited required
An argument based on a piece of literature, in this case “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot.
You are to write an essay in which you argue for the principle meaning of the poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot. I give you a few general themes to consider below. Your essay should be thesis-driven (it should have clear forceful argument) and should use ample evidence from the poem to support your claim. It is not acceptable to argue that there are many meanings to the poem. You are to find what you believe to be the central theme of the poem and argue that in your essay.
Potential Themes: Aging and dying; Compare and Contrast with Ecclesiastes 3