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Author's Notes:  I wrote "Prufrock's Symbolic World" as a Double Dactyl poem.  The backdrop for this Double Dactyl write is one of T. S. Eliot's most famous poems, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," which was originally published in 1915, and was viewed at that time as being quite iconoclastic (and it still is), and was seen as one of several very important poems that helped in developing the paradigm shift from "Romanticism" to "Modernism."  My emphasis in this brief Double Dactyl touches on some noted areas of Eliot's symbolism.  Anyone who is familiar with this most wonderful poem should be able to identify with what I've written in constructing my Double Dactyl interpretation.  (Gary Bateman - January 14, 2015) (Double Dactyl)

Categories:  allegory, imagery, introspection, metaphor, poetry, poets, and symbolism.

Prufrock’s Symbolic World Metaphors-Extraordinaire Thomas Stearns Eliot Metaphysical consciousness Aura of aging and decay. Streams of consciousness forever Proto-disillusionment The mermaids singing each to each The mermaids will not sing today. Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, (January 14, 2015) (Double Dactyl)

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Date: 2/15/2015 6:07:00 PM
Yes Gary, I feel a lesson coming on. Always love your Author notes. I enjoy TS Eliot. I like his " Into The Wasteland ". I must see and read this as well now, Thank You....Sharon G. Awesome and intresting write.
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Gary Bateman
Date: 3/25/2015 6:00:00 PM
Hello Sharon . . . Gee Whiz you are busy reading my stuff of late. I will return the favor in the future. As mentioned in my other response, I 've been buried in my book edit. And yes -- I'm a T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound type poet. These guys are great and make one "think." My Author Notes are there to help the reader and to be a record (to me later) of why I wrote the poem. I did an earlier poem of "Prufrock's Footman" courtesy of Mr. Eliot. All the Best Sharon!! Gary P.S. I think you'll find my book of interest!! GB!!
Date: 1/15/2015 11:11:00 AM
"The mermaids will not sing today" Gary we must try so that mermaids can sing and we dream of lions.Let us go then , you and I,...Best wishes Gary and Ingrid. Your friend Rajat.
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Gary Bateman
Date: 1/15/2015 3:48:00 PM
Ahh! Rajat -- I see you know Prufrock too!! Most Excellent!! Yes, I definitely agree, it's better if we can get the mermaids to sing -- for sure!! Thanks for your read my very good friend. Best Wishes to you and your family!! Gary
Date: 1/14/2015 7:50:00 PM
outstanding piece of writing gary really inspiring
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Gary Bateman
Date: 1/15/2015 3:45:00 PM
Thanks Mate!! Always a pleasure to hear from you, and I'm glad you enjoyed this special write!! Leprechauns of the World -- Unite!! Best Always, Gary