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Synecdoche of Women

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The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock

i. S’io credesse che mia risposta fosse
ii. A persona che mai tornasse al mondo
iii. Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse
iv. Ma percioche giammai di questo fondo
v. Non torno vivo alcun, s’i’odo il vero
vi. Senza tema d’infamia ti rispondo

If I but thought one response were made
To one perhaps returning to the world
This tongue of flame would cease to flicker
But since, up from these depths
No one has yet returned alive, if I hear true
Without fear of infamy, I’ll answer

How does the synecdoche of the women add on to what readers know about Prufrock’s character?

A

It reveals how he can’t handle anything in its entirety.

B

It demonstrates how Prufrock objectifies women.

C

It exhibits how Prufrock gets lost in the details.

D

It exemplifies how different he is from everyone else.

E

It illustrates why he is not in a romantic relationship.