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Analysis and comments on Your Dog Dies by Raymond Carver

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Comment 39 of 189, added on May 10th, 2011 at 3:37 AM.
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Comment 37 of 189, added on December 9th, 2010 at 2:39 PM.
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Comment 36 of 189, added on September 2nd, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 35 of 189, added on September 5th, 2009 at 3:29 AM.

I really enjoyed it. You have done a great job.
I am from Arabia and learning to read in English, tell me right I wrote the
following sentence: "Free online share trading: some finance lists provide
on however tight market within the world corporation, in which a week may
determine even a several sellers."

With respect :), Greer.

Greer from Argentina
Comment 34 of 189, added on April 1st, 2009 at 5:13 PM.

Here's the poem he was talking about:

< dog farts >

a few years back
we had a little brown poodle
(named after the cartoon clown)

now our black lab
could fart large
it took him thirty seconds
to lay one down

but koko was queen
her tiny ones
had the strength of nerve gas

their smell
made people jump up and run away
it wasn't something they thought about
but a reflex
like jerking your hand off a hot stove

one moment
you'd be sitting and reading
and the next
you'd be across the room
wondering what happened
(until your nose caught up with you)

- - -

Ray Heinrich from United States
Comment 33 of 189, added on December 23rd, 2008 at 8:41 PM.


Why are you so bothered by MeMe's choice to use the word "mitigate"? It is
in the dictionary after all.

And you tell her not to think too hard. What is poetry for if it doesn't
make you think or feel anything? You don't need to be a professional
intellectual to have an opinion.

Why do you think this is a good, well written poem? Maybe you envy MeMe
because you can't articulate yourself.

Cheers to Carver.

joese from United Kingdom
Comment 32 of 189, added on September 16th, 2008 at 10:06 PM.

"The beauty of this poem is in the way it reaches toward illuminating the
truth that art, or creativity, mitigates the suffering..."
C'mon. you're thinking too much. trying to be some intellect. "mitigates
the suffering.." c'mon.

its just a good, well written poem.

dont think too hard MeMe.

sleepy from United States
Comment 31 of 189, added on March 5th, 2008 at 1:05 PM.

this poem is sick i like it i keep reading it over and over

ernie from United States
Comment 30 of 189, added on June 19th, 2007 at 10:34 PM.

This is an amazing poem. I wonder about those of you who just write, "This
is terrible" or some such. Why bother to comment if you're not going to
explain your ideas, your thoughts, your analysis? I can't even tell if some
of you have put thought into it. Maybe you just have a good/terrible button
on your keyboard...
The beauty of this poem is in the way it reaches toward illuminating the
truth that art, or creativity, mitigates the suffering of being human. The
author loves his daughter and loved the dog. Death is ultimately
inescapable. The only thing that makes the painful situation of life, love
and death bearable is writing a poem about it. Then the poem turns out to
be so good that it does more than take the edge off the suffering; it
brings the writer happiness! A kind of happiness-despite-death. What more
could any of us ask for? It's all we've got as mortals in this world.
A woman is yelling at him. She's trying to break into what he's built as a
way of happiness. She's his wife, most likely. She isn't the source of his
happiness, so the marriage might be on the rocks. He's holding on. "How
long can this go on?"

I hope reading poems brings you all happiness. I'd love to read thoughtful

MeMe from United States

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Poet: Raymond Carver
Poem: Your Dog Dies
Added: Jan 31 2004
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Poem of the Day: Dec 24 2000

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