Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway
Poets and High Modernism: an analysis of Ernest Hemingway’s “The Snow of Kilimanjaro” and T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” College
Ernest Hemingway’s “the snow of Kilimanjaro” (Moreira 1) is modernistic. It has a number of characteristics common for modernist art. The poet switches between the traditional and the modern. The italicized passages reveal the memories and thoughts of the protagonist. My opinion on the same is that despite the fact that they are not written in the first person, they are still relatively effective and innovative. They help explore Harry’s deeper experiences in life, his memories and feelings. Modernity is depicted in the conclusion of the story where the Hemingway explains events that happen both in reality and in Harry’s mind. Modernism is depicted in T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” (Eliot 1)The poet uses irregular rhyme, fragmentation and objective correlative. He expresses some of the basic attributes of modernist poetry such as a theme based on psychology and contrasting language-both formal and informal. The poem has a stream of consciousness-poet's description of his reactions, feelings, and thoughts in a relatively continuous manner. These characteristics qualify the poem as modernist. This poem has typical attributes of modernist poetry. It has the required degree of compactness of information-it...
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