I measure out my life in coffee spoons

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Quote by T.S. Eliot: “I have measured out my life in coffee spoons.”

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T.S. Eliot Reads: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

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Prufrock speaks both of constants—his life is allotted by coffee spoons—and of uncertainties: the “decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.
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June 01, 2017

I have known them all. I have measured my life in coffee spoons.

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The famous quotations and phrases linked to each day of the year. It was first published in the June issue of Poetry magazine, an influential Chicago-based journal read by literary luminaries and poetry buffs in both America and Europe. It remains one of his best-known poems and contains several passages found in many books of quotations. One of those oft-quoted passages comes from the beginning of the poem:. But, like much of the verse Eliot wrote, it evokes an image that works memorably as poetry. As the poem proceeds, it becomes apparent that the character speaking is an old man who seems disillusioned, lonely, bored and unhappy.

Sam, I also chose the line "I have measured out my life with coffee spoons" I really like that line and the complex figurative meaning it provides. It's very unique how the author uses the idea of "coffee spoons" to measure out his life's failures in Prufrock's case. I totally agree with the last line of your paragraph. Sam- I absolutely love and agree with your paragraph on the coffee spoons line!!! It is so true that Prufrock's insecurities make him feel inadequate in comparison to the rest of the world. The fact that he measures his life in such a trivial thing as coffee spoons gives us insight into how much he really feels inferior and unimportant. Sam, I, too, found this line to be very depressing yet striking.

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  1. When the evening is spread out against the sky My morning coat, my collar mounting firmly to the chin, I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;.

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