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Analysis and comments on A Girl by Ezra Pound

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Comment 40 of 190, added on December 28th, 2009 at 12:10 PM.


natashen'ka from Russia
Comment 39 of 190, added on December 8th, 2008 at 10:34 AM.

I think this is more about a girl in life and that started to grow on him
over time. Not necessarily his daughter but a girl he loves that is free
spirited and maybe misunderstood by the world, but that is why he loves

Becca from United States
Comment 38 of 190, added on April 4th, 2008 at 11:37 AM.

I want to thaks Elena from Spain. I have just read the myth Of Dafne and
Apolo. At a first sigth the poem seems to be simple, but it isnt.

Franscisco Gallardo from Mexico
Comment 37 of 190, added on February 14th, 2008 at 3:31 AM.

This poem is based on the mith of Apollo and Daphne. Pound is telling in
this poem the part in which Daphne is turning into a laurel tree to scape
from Apollo. The first part is told by Daphne in first person, telling her
process of transformation. The second part is told by Apollo who is seeing
the process. If you want to understand better this poem, you should read
the myth of Daphne and Apollo.

Elena from Spain
Comment 36 of 190, added on December 4th, 2007 at 2:41 PM.

i think this poem is about any girl, and the author uses the tree as a way
of expressing its comunion with the girl, and the world failing to the
understand the love which ties him to the girl, thinks its all folly or
somethig like that, besides, its only my interpretation, and good poems are
good because they have so many cool interpretations, diversity generates
cultural richness

Jorge from Mexico
Comment 35 of 190, added on June 14th, 2007 at 4:51 AM.

I totally fail to see how this poem is about a girl...
isnt it more like a tree???

ngaio from Australia
Comment 34 of 190, added on April 25th, 2006 at 11:31 AM.

this sounds really perverted like sex or masturbation....i like it

sam from United States
Comment 33 of 190, 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 190, 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 190, 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.


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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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