...not exactly "The Love Song..." but "The Waste Land" is Prufrock's alter-ego's best. It says that nobility, moderation, standards of beauty and high taste--all the so called great ideas--have been cast aside for love of the almighty dollar, pursuit of success and wealth. What? You don't believe me? You didn't read that? Read it again. And again. A note or two: Ezra Pound, TS Eliot's friendly foe, did editing of the original manuscript cutting about half of it, but TS loved the work he made the reader go through, so there are great passages of pure license that generally makes the reader go mad, but nevertheless are quite compelling. TS was also quite an aficionado of the French Symbolists, especially Jules Laforgue...this inflenced his work greatly.