Syntax in The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Syntax Examples in The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock:

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock 1

"When the evening is spread out against the sky..."   (The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock)

These first two lines of the poem form a rhyming couplet. Though the rest of the poem makes heavy use of rhyme, there's no distinct rhyme scheme. Nor does Eliot write in any particular meter, instead varying his lines and his stanzas for enhanced musicality. Literary Devices