The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Imagery Activity

  • 8 pages
  • Subject: Imagery, Literary Devices, Tone, Lesson Plans and Educational Resources
  • Common Core Standards: RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.4

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First published in 1915, T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” heralded the arrival of Eliot and modernism onto the literary scene. Written in a rich stream-of-consciousness style, the poem follows the eponymous Prufrock through the streets of London. Eliot brings the scenes to life in a series of unforgettable images, allowing readers to experience Prufrock’s haplessness, self-consciousness, and longing.

Skills: analysis, drawing inferences from text, close reading, identifying the relationship between words

About This Document

The Owl Eyes Imagery activity gives students an opportunity to practice identifying and analyzing imagery. Imagery within a text creates a sensory experience that can connect readers to a text’s setting, atmosphere, or overall aesthetic. Studying imagery will help students understand how narrators or principal characters feel. The main components of this worksheet include the following:

  • A brief introduction to the text
  • A handout on types of imagery with examples from classic texts
  • A step-by-step guide to activity procedure
  • Selected examples of imagery from the text

In completing this worksheet, students will learn to identify and analyze different kinds of imagery in order to develop close reading skills and identify the effect imagery has on their reading experience.