T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) was an essayist, publisher, playwright, critic, and one of the major poets of the twentieth century. “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” is considered one of the foremost poems of the Modernist literary movement. Written in stream-of-consciousness, the poem follows the lamentations of J. Alfred Prufrock. This poem is for grade 12 students. As you read, take notes on how Prufrock describes himself. “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot (1915) is in the public domain.