Literary Criticism and Ragged Claws Poetry Essay

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In The Room They Come and Go Talking Of Ragged Claws Poetry like many art forms are never truly clear cut, there is always going to be endless interpretations and ways of looking at it, two people may read the literary work of Shakespeare and have a completely different outlook on it; there is no right and wrong. Some people base their opinions of a piece through the analysis of others; and the most trusted are critics. In “The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot, we find that many critics analyze and interpret text in many different ways. In “The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock” we see that there were many forms of literary devices used to create this poem.Oone of the most important was imagery used throughout the play; T.S. used the style of imagism which is defined as that favored precision of imagery and the use of it to express a story or convey a point. The artist who uses this style of writing was trying to appeal to the readers’ imagination and vividly plant an image in their heads. This poem alludes to the senses; M.H. Abrams describes the line “In the room the women come and go Talking of Michelangelo.” As telling us the speaker is at a social event and the women have gathered and began discussing the famous artwork. The other side to this analysis is that the same person critiquing believes that they are an art exhibit and different women are entering and discussing the piece. The critic also points out the fact that much of that whole line was borrowed by another famous author/poet who is Jules Laforgue his line says ““Dans la piece les femmes vont et viennent
En parlant des maîtres de Sienne.” Which means “In the room the women come and go / Talking of the Siennese masters.” It is also crucially important to notice the reference that was made to Daunte which this poet is known for doing. In Daunte’s Inferno; there is a part of hell where people gather and repeat nonsense in a cramped and very small area this is similar to this poem because the narrator sees it as nonsense and the women are coming and going discussing the sculpture. This same line can mean something along the lines of the narrators insecurities and how he is annoyed of the women discussing Michelangelo; who is supposed to be…