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Analysis and comments on A Girl by Ezra Pound

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Comment 33 of 173, added on March 19th, 2006 at 7:24 PM.

Methinks the girl in question is Ezra's daughter. When she enters his
hands, she has been delivered to him (birthed). She becomes a part of him.
"So high you are" implies that Ezra reveres the girl. The folly is about
how he thinks no one in the world could understand the relationship
betweeen him and his girl.
No, ezra is not a woman's name. Do you know any women named Ezra? Just
because it ends with an 'a' does not mean it's necessarily a woman.

Reesa from United States
Comment 32 of 173, added on March 17th, 2006 at 9:05 PM.

i like this poem, but i'm not quite sure why, it speaks to my heart but i'm
not sure what it's saying

Comment 31 of 173, added on February 25th, 2006 at 12:26 PM.

I really don't think this poem is meant to parallel traditional mythology.
Pound typically shied away from this; often he utilized later models, such
as Dante's Inferno.

Comment 30 of 173, added on February 2nd, 2006 at 1:23 PM.

This reminds me of this on time in a cabin...this Tree came on to me and i
had gooey Sap all over my body but my face most of all.

Ash from United States
Comment 29 of 173, added on January 26th, 2006 at 11:51 AM.

thispoem is bad >;-P

tasha from United States
Comment 28 of 173, added on January 25th, 2006 at 3:08 AM.

hhhhhmmmm i guess i take the poem at face value. A girl feels so deeply.
she is what she experiences the tree, the flower, the whatever and the
world cannot understand

Comment 27 of 173, added on January 11th, 2006 at 7:03 PM.

amazing poem...speaks to my senses

Jameroquai from Brunei Darussalam, Negara
Comment 26 of 173, added on January 5th, 2006 at 12:31 PM.

I think that his poems are smart and if you can make money off two
sentences then koo koo!!!! I wish I could do it...........jealous

lauren from Canada
Comment 25 of 173, added on November 28th, 2005 at 11:15 AM.

Isn't Ezra a womans Name???

Mishcie from Chile
Comment 24 of 173, added on November 23rd, 2005 at 9:12 PM.

"all this is folly to the world"
that is the center of the poem to me and what i want to understand.
Pound describes his feelings about the subject of his poem, the little
girl, by comparing her to a tree. He takes her in his hands literally
(that is how i read it) and it suggests to me that he is taking care of
her. But the image of the sap ascending his arms becomes more ominous. Then
the idea of the tree (child) penetrating him, becomes stranger and more
ominous still such that branches grow from his arms. Is he saying that he
feels so responsible for her or is so moved by her that she has become a
part of him? By the end of the poem
she is everything: the tree. the moss. the violets with wind blowing above
them. These are beautiful images but the last line, again, turns
foreboding: "and all this is folly to the world". The power and beauty of
a girl is what makes the world fall and sin. Pound's point of view could
be viewed as ambiguous. He loves and hates the little girl.

amy Correia from United States

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Poet: Ezra Pound
Poem: A Girl
Added: Feb 4 2004
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Poem of the Day: Oct 4 2000

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