I have known this Boy before
I have known this Boy before, who
ornaments my alley.
I never saw his face at all. (16-19)
Is anyone else getting "Prufrock" here? ("For I have known them all already, known them all" .) I kept thinking I heard echoes, and it got me thinking of the alley that Prufrock first wanders--the poverty-stricken place which he can't seem to explain to the drawing room crowd. I started wondering if this speaker is an emissary from that fog- and silence-shrouded place: the alley.
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