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"Floating realities": Multi-dimensionality in T. S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

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1997
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Concentrating on Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," with M. L. Rosenthal's term "floating realities" as my starting point, I discuss how time and its malleable nature relates to Prufrock's "linear reality" and his "non-linear" "floating realities." Prufrock's "linear reality" is the external world of appearances and his internal psychological landscape. I then reveal the "floating realities" that are generated by Eliot's otherworldly allusions. Finally, I discuss chaos theory, another way to explore the poem's multi-dimensional nature.
Title: "Floating realities": Multi-dimensionality in T. S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock".
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Name(s): Lewman, Monica Laine.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Paton, Priscilla, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1997
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 56 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Concentrating on Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," with M. L. Rosenthal's term "floating realities" as my starting point, I discuss how time and its malleable nature relates to Prufrock's "linear reality" and his "non-linear" "floating realities." Prufrock's "linear reality" is the external world of appearances and his internal psychological landscape. I then reveal the "floating realities" that are generated by Eliot's otherworldly allusions. Finally, I discuss chaos theory, another way to explore the poem's multi-dimensional nature.
Identifier: 9780591437218 (isbn), 15416 (digitool), FADT15416 (IID), fau:12183 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1997.
Subject(s): Eliot, T S--(Thomas Stearns),--1888-1965--Criticism and interpretation
Eliot, T S--(Thomas Stearns),--1888-1965--Love song of J Alfred Prufrock
Philosophy in literature
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