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On Sat, 22 Aug 2015 12:01:42 -0500, Carrol Cox <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>"Do I dare to eat a peach?"
>
>Is "peach" a metaphor or, if not, what in 1910ff made it daring to eat a
>peach?

Prufrock is aging. He wonders if he should take up new fashions like a new hair style or wearing his trousers cuffed. Or, perhaps more importantly, his teeth are going bad. If he eats a peach he may bite into the pit and lose a tooth or two.

Regards,
   Rick Parker