I have measured out my life with coffee spoons I know the voices dying with a dying fall To spit out all the ends of my days and ways? And how should I presume? And I have known the arms .Get an answer for ‘Explain the line “I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.”‘ and find homework help for other The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock questions at eNotes.Measuring out life so vast a thing with a coffee spoon so litle a quan.y can be measured by that denotes the enormosness of the task. In fact it undercuts Prufrock’s prospect of securing any .The line “I have measured out my life in coffee spoons” puts the narrator’s life in perspective. Even he realizes how little his life amounts to, that it could be measured in tiny coffee spoons habitually used in everyday life. He is aware of how to be happy, but doesn’t pursue it for fear of change and rejection. And I think it’s a feeling we can all identify with at some point in our lives..