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The 'Prufrock' speaker also finds teenage acne to be an indication of  
inferiority, otherwise why mention it?

Diana

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On Apr 20, 2010, at 7:46 PM, "Rickard A. Parker"  
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> On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 09:13:45 -0400, DIana Manister <[log in to unmask] 
> >
> wrote:
>
>> Excellent analysis of Eliot's technique of turning the lofty into the
>> sordid.
>
> Thanks but it's not an original thought.  I can't remember right now
> where it came from though.
>
>> Apparently he or Prufrock placed women's freshly laundered
>> underwear with the latter!
>
> Seems so but on the other hand the use of "perilously" could indicate
> that the loss of the undies would rank right up there with the loss of
> the Lusitania. ;-)
>
> Regards,
>    Rick Parker
>