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The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock


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

In what way do the questions in line 90 anchor the whole text?


They showcase how society’s values have warped his perception of value.


They highlight how he tends to focus on all the wrong things all the time.


They show how Prufrock tries to avoid the overwhelming question.


They indicate how he feels appearance overshadows everything else.


They exemplify how much his stream of consciousness functions erratically.