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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022, 5(5); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050516.

The Protagonist’s Predicament and Image Schemas of Time and Space in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”


Wanrong Yang

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Wanrong Yang

Guizhou Normal University, Guiyang, Guizhou, China


The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is a vital piece of poetry written by T.S. Eliot. The space and time image schema in this poem reveal the reason why the protagonist is always in the hesitation state. The image schema of time shows a time views without future. The image schema of "streets", "room" and "sea" exhibit the constrained state of the protagonist. Prufrock has lost in the time and space at that time, which hints the spirits predicament of the whole society at the beginning of 20 century.


Space and Time; Image Schema; Predicament

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Wanrong Yang. The Protagonist’s Predicament and Image Schemas of Time and Space in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 5: 106-111. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050516.


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