Hello Peeeeter,
  I'm speaking from fieeeelds of sleeep.
  The sin of language error is heavy on my soul.
  Don't you think the usage of 'emasculated'
  as good as 'emaciated' here, after all.
  Pray, consider Prufrock taking all the
  toasts and tea and ice-cream 
  to muster strength equal to the task.
  ~ CR
tr.v. e·mas·cu·lat·ed, e·mas·cu·lat·ing, e·mas·cu·lates 
   To castrate.   
   To deprive of strength or vigor; weaken. 

adj. (-lt)     
   Deprived of virility, strength, or vigor.  

Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:  From: cr mittal 
To: [log in to unmask] 
Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2006 6:49 PM
Subject: Re: 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock'

Yes, there's an ironic dimension to this repeated harping on
"Michaelangelo". (The italian sculptor made masculine figures 
of enviable virility and strength.) It's an ironic dig at Prufrock's 
emasculated body. No wonder, he becomes too self-conscious 
and suffers the shame of "wriggling on the wall" like a worm. 
Is that emasculated or ematiated?

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