Everything in “Prufrock” is elliptical: those meandering streets, the foglike cat (fog and cats: name me two things more evasive), the hundred revisions, the perfume-inspired digressions…
…from The 5 Best Punctuation Marks in Literature at Vulture
So yes, I’m a big flaming nerd. But really, all I’m taking from this article is a certainty that I’ll be stealing “streets that follow like a tedious argument” alongside the other thousand lines I’ve stolen from Prufrock.
Foglike cat. Sheesh. Second best line about cats I’ve read all day.