The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Legacy

Beginning of Modernist poetry

Two of Eliot's poems—"Prufrock" and "The Waste Land"—are seen as the seminal works at the inception of Modernist poetry. Prior to the publishing of "Prufrock" in 1915 and "The Waste Land" in 1922, poetry was dominated by the waning vitality of Romanticism and Georgian and Augustan poetry.


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