Syntax in The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Text of the Poem 1
"When the evening is spread out against the sky..."   (Text of the Poem)

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