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Analysis and comments on A Virginal by Ezra Pound

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Comment 6 of 92, added on January 26th, 2011 at 10:49 PM.
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All I heard was something about RAPE... you people are reading into it too

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Comment 5 of 92, added on December 21st, 2010 at 9:07 PM.
The Virginal

No, no! Go from me. I have left her lately.
I will not spoil my sheath with lesser brightness,
The poem speaks of a man asking a woman to leave him for he is in love with
someone else. Then he describes her in detail.

Sheryl Skoglund from United States
Comment 4 of 92, added on June 18th, 2008 at 4:46 PM.

I think Pound must be using aether in the classical sense, the fine
gas-like substance thought to fill up the space between the planets. Aether
would be like air, but finer, less substantial, and more clear.

Coleman from United States
Comment 3 of 92, added on August 3rd, 2005 at 11:04 PM.

Ether (aether) is an inhaled anesthetic. Though not in use any more (it is
highly flammable), it was the most common anesthetic used at the time this
poem was written. It's vapors, when inhaled, causes a person to drift off
to sleep and be numb or unaware of the goings on while under the influence.
The author is talking about being veiled in the gauze of this vapor,
making him powerless against it.

Kim Kennedy from United States

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Poet: Ezra Pound
Poem: A Virginal
Added: Feb 4 2004
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Poem of the Day: Aug 17 2005

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