Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
August 22nd, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 278,918 comments.
Analysis and comments on The Friend by Marge Piercy

Comment 10 of 10, added on April 11th, 2014 at 1:31 PM.
this poem

this poem is smelly like sex as stated in the second stanza. basically it
is a horrible way of talking about body parts. you know, I once had a
personal experience to such, which is why I now type with my buttocks. and
the father my lord shines down on me from above everyday because im still
alive and hes my savior. in terms of the poem, marge was a beautiful woman
who I hold dear to my heart. however, this specific piece of work is not my
favorite for such reasons as this took me three hours to type. bless you
all.

perkybanana42 from Bangladesh
Comment 9 of 10, added on April 11th, 2014 at 1:31 PM.
this poem

this poem is smelly like sex as stated in the second stanza. basically it
is a horrible way of talking about body parts. you know, I once had a
personal experience to such, which is why I now type with my buttocks. and
the father my lord shines down on me from above everyday because im still
alive and hes my savior. in terms of the poem, marge was a beautiful woman
who I hold dear to my heart. however, this specific piece of work is not my
favorite for such reasons as this took me three hours to type. bless you
all.

perkybanana42 from Bangladesh
Comment 8 of 10, added on August 11th, 2012 at 5:09 PM.
IxXdGnnfMmZlY

Thanks very much for this distinct blog; this is the kind of read that
keeps me going thuorgh my day. Been looking around for your blog after
being referred to it from a buddy and was happy when I stumbled on it
after googling for a sometime. Being a dedicated blogger, I’m excited to
see authors like you taking initivative and contributing to the community.
I would like to comment to show my appreciation for your work as it’s
very encouraging, and many writers do not get acceptance they deserve. I am
sure I’ll visit again and will recommend to others.

Nadyusha from Norway
Comment 7 of 10, added on January 11th, 2012 at 10:52 PM.

please help me to find what figure of speech in this poem, guys ??
thanks alot..

Fiy from Indonesia
Comment 6 of 10, added on October 24th, 2008 at 2:45 AM.

this poem is great it explains how woman or really anyone can be pressured
into anything especially if "love" is mentioned

Krista from United States
Comment 5 of 10, added on March 25th, 2008 at 11:39 PM.

i believe this poem is saying how you can do things for love and no i do
not find it funny but the focus is particularly for the women to fall in
love with the correct men not with the one who will ask you to cut of your
hands.

Martha from Mexico
Comment 4 of 10, added on November 25th, 2007 at 4:56 PM.

This poem was not intended to be funny. Piercy is writing, once again,
about the way SOME men treat women. I admit that equality between men and
women has come a long way since the 60's, but there are some frames of mind
that will keep repeating as ignorance breeds ignorance.
I chose Marge Piercy as the poet to base my research essay on and now I'm
finding that I've made a really good choice as her poems all deal with real
issues in the world and aren't constrained by ryme or meter, and takes
advantage of the free-verse style. Perhaps this in itself is another
measure to pass along her messages of freedom and unconstraint by rules.

Hannah from Canada
Comment 3 of 10, added on May 21st, 2007 at 7:54 PM.

This is a funny poem. I like funny pems more than interesting ones.

jacob from United States
Comment 2 of 10, added on February 12th, 2006 at 6:41 PM.

this poem makes me cry. to think of cutting off ur hands is horrible.

fonda from United States
Comment 1 of 10, added on December 11th, 2005 at 7:29 AM.

This is a very interesting poem. I can tottaly idetify miself with the
poem.

denise from Panama

Share |


Information about The Friend

Poet: Marge Piercy
Poem: The Friend
Added: May 7 2003
Viewed: 6386 times


Add Comment

Do you have any comments, criticism, paraphrasis or analysis of this poem that you feel would assist other visitors in understanding this poem better? If they are accepted, they will be added to this page of American Poems. Together we can build a wealth of information, but it will take some discipline and determination.

Do not post questions, pleas for homework help or anything of the sort, as these types of comments will be removed. The proper place for questions is the poetry forum.

Please note that after you post a comment, it can take up to an hour before it is visible on the website! Rest assured that your comment is not lost, so don't enter your comment again.

Comment on: The Friend
By: Marge Piercy

Name: (required)
E-mail Address: (required)
Country:
Show E-mail Address:
Yes No
Subject:
Poem Comments:

Poem Info

Piercy Info
Copyright © 2000-2012 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links | Bookstore