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Analysis and comments on A Girl by Ezra Pound

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Comment 12 of 162, added on April 6th, 2005 at 5:00 PM.

Im just studying Ezra Pound.He is complicated at the same time he is
interesting, clear and direct.

Leonardo from Brazil
Comment 11 of 162, added on April 5th, 2005 at 2:43 AM.

This poem elaborates Ezra's view on history and culture in the context of a
young woman. The world of dry dead energyless civilisation is contrasted
against the natural pagan world, symbolised by the girl.

In ancient Rome there are many examples of women turning into plants and
animals in their fiction, such as Ovid's Metamorphoses. In this context of
the ancient world this happens in the presence of a God desiring the

Here I beleive the desire is unsatisfied, and the woman eludes him by
turning into a tree. Pound the poet is represented as a God in pursuit of
the human girl. The tendency of Pound to egotistical overstatement is
subtle here. But I understand that's what got him committed in his treason
case to an insane asylum.

Paul Bard from Australia
Comment 10 of 162, added on March 23rd, 2005 at 9:10 PM.

ezra pound poems are about truth

cowboy from United States
Comment 9 of 162, added on March 15th, 2005 at 6:38 PM.

This poem is very touching. It's one of my favorites.

jake from Canada
Comment 8 of 162, added on March 15th, 2005 at 11:07 AM.

what kinda man has boobs?

Noam Elisha from Romania
Comment 7 of 162, added on February 25th, 2005 at 2:45 PM.

i liked the poem its very touching

diamond from United States
Comment 6 of 162, added on February 24th, 2005 at 12:08 PM.

this autor was high when she wrote this poem!!!!!!!

pinkski from United States
Comment 5 of 162, added on January 5th, 2005 at 7:36 PM.

My interpretation is: When one loves a girl as much, her personality and
person grows on you, envelopes you, and possesses you, much like moss's
effect on a tree. Another facet - the beauty of trees, comparable to the
beauty of a girl. I don't find the poem difficult to interpret - it leaves
much room for creative interpretation.

Patrick Hung from United States
Comment 4 of 162, added on December 6th, 2004 at 11:07 AM.

really it is very ambiguious.(J nay tgihştin bi hsan=Kurdish)
İt is first time i read ezra's poem.i had been thinking he was a woman
:)).i will read his other poems hope to savor them

Qenco Kurdistan from Turkey
Comment 3 of 162, added on November 29th, 2004 at 10:46 PM.

When I first read this, I was blown away.
I remember being on a bus driving through the country when I was sitting
reading it as we passed some lone trees in a farm field.

Robbie from Canada

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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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