Mist-ifying Prufrock

Serena Epstein has a fun new assignment for ds106 that asks you to illustrate an image from [[T.S. Eliot]]’s poem “The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock” through the medium of your choice. As soon as I saw the assignment a few images jumped out at me such as “Like a patient etherized upon a table” or “Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels.” But, I couldn’t get [[Frank Darabont]]’s film version of The Mist out of my head (maybe because I just finished Season 1 of [[The Walking Dead]]) when thinking about one of the greatest images in that poem that likens the London fog to a cat. So, I took part of that poetic image and tacked it onto this artistic rendering from the film. I love the opportunity to marry a high modernist like Eliot with one of the world’s most popular novelists.

The Mist meets Prufrock

The process on this was dead simple. Found the image I wanted on the net, brought it into Picnik and added the text.

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4 Responses to Mist-ifying Prufrock

  1. Serena says:

    I love this! You found an image that is just as evocative as the text. You’ve just given me a great idea.

  2. Reverend says:

    I love this assignment, I think I can do a few more from Prufrock, and I just might 🙂

  3. Mikhail says:

    Awesome. Here’s a found example. Scroll to the bottom: http://www.dalefield.com/mwes/kidsp/kidspic3pg.html

  4. Reverend says:


    Nice find, I was looking for a good crab image but all the ones I found were too literal. The mechanical crab is brilliant, adds a whole ‘nother layer. Brilliant. This assignment needs to be abstracted out beyond Prufrock, find goos poetic images and set them to visuals.

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