This 49-slide Power Point presentation on T. S. Eliot’s iconic poem, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, explores the dichotomous narrative voice as representative of a dialogue between Prufrock’s id and ego as he procrastinates and circumvents interaction with a female at as social gathering. Eliot’s combination of Modernist elements with traditional and formal literary devices complements Prufrock’s stream-of-consciousness meanderings replete with biblical, mythological, and literary allusions. Explications accompanied by visually stimulating graphics will engage students and perhaps offer some levity in your discussions of a poem that at best seems initially incomprehensible to many. Embedded web sites, such as the University of Illinois’ Modern American Poetry will allow you to go directly to the source to read more in depth about Eliot’s life and career. Other embedded resources include Professor Mary Klage’s “Teaching Modernism” and Roland Leach’s Sunline Press analysis of Eliot’s use of form and imagery to covey themes of social superficiality, individual alienation and unexpressed passion of a man constricted by his own inhibitions and social conventions. Complete texts of Andrew Marvell’s “To his Coy Mistress,” and John Donne’s “Song” are included for purposes of comparison (and to demonstrate Eliot’s appropriation of specific lines). Note: you must have internet access in the classroom to call up any embedded web site; otherwise, you could print out or post to students the web addresses for further study.