Research Article

A Stylistic Study of the T. S. Eliot's Poem of 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock'

Authors

  • Qassim Abbas Dhayef Department of English, College of Education for Human Sciences, University of Babylon, Iraq
  • Wafaa Abid-Ali Mahdi Department of English, College of Education for Human Sciences, University of Babylon, Iraq

Abstract

This study highlights Parallelism as a stylistic device in T. S. Elliot's poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915)". This study tries to show the importance of Parallelism in poetry and how it is dominated in the twentieth century. Specifically, it aims to explore the operationality of parallelism as a stylistic device in twentieth-century poetry, identifying the most dominant type of parallelism in twentieth-century poetry and showing how parallelism is useful as a stylistic device for the reader. The study results revealed that Parallelism is manifest, of great use in the interpretation of the poem. The twentieth-century poets in general and T. S. Eliot' depend on parallelism in aestheticizing or beautifying their poems as it represents a set of regularities of form.

Article information

Journal

International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation

Volume (Issue)

5 (2)

Pages

153-158

Published

2022-02-28

How to Cite

Dhayef , Q. A., & Mahdi, W. A.-A. (2022). A Stylistic Study of the T. S. Eliot’s Poem of ’The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation, 5(2), 153–158. https://doi.org/10.32996/ijllt.2022.5.2.19

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Keywords:

Parallelism, stylistic device, layers, prevalent