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Analysis and comments on An Immorality by Ezra Pound

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Comment 21 of 111, added on December 24th, 2010 at 5:23 AM.
An Immorality

Wow, people. It speaks for itself: His "immorality" lies in admitting that
he values love and indolence over proving himself on the battlefield. He
would rather win the hand of his lady than be a war hero in Hungary, even
though the roses might wilt in grief to hear of his wickedness.

Nancy from United States
Comment 20 of 111, added on December 21st, 2010 at 9:15 PM.
Immorality

The poet would rather be immoral than do high deeds in Hungary. Women
grieve and so do high deeds.

Sheryl Skoglund from United States
Comment 19 of 111, added on March 10th, 2010 at 8:13 AM.
love yes...but disillusionment too.

Love is certainly an element of the poem, but I think the themes here are
complicated (or at least extended) by the inclusion of "idleness" in that
first line. The poem seems to say that love AND idleness are worth
having-- I interpret this paradoxically desirable "idleness" as a world
without event: or in the context of the early 20th C--> a world without
war.
The war references are reiterated further when Pound speaks of being in
"many a land" and doing "high deeds in Hungary".
My take (and remember this is only my personal opinion) is that: yes, there
is talk of love in here, but it is simultaneously a poem about
disillusionment with a world at war.
The voice would rather experience the most painful grief of loving and
losing than to participate in the immorality that is war.

Joseph from Canada
Comment 18 of 111, added on July 10th, 2009 at 8:32 PM.

I too would rather have my sweet. Bravo, Mr. Pound, for this piece of
absolute beauty.

Boo from United States
Comment 17 of 111, added on February 6th, 2009 at 9:26 AM.

"Robert From Canada", you need to please check your facts. Pound was born
in 1885 in the Idaho Territory, which was considered a part of the United
States. He and his family moved to Pennsylvania and he attended (Penn
State, I believe...) and another smaller college to get his Ph.B., and then
later, back to Penn State for a MFA. He was an instructor at a small
liberal arts college in Crawfordsville, Indiana (The name of the school
escapes me right now, apologies...) and then moved to Europe and Morocco.
He lived in London, Paris and eventually settled in a small town in Italy
(His parents had retired there and were in poor health). Pound was a
proponent of the Italian government during WW II and eventually jailed for
this. He stood trial in the U.S. and was found incompetent, and was
institutionalized. After his release, he went back to Italy where he lived
his remaining days, dying in 1972 at the age of 87.

Mark from United States
Comment 16 of 111, added on October 24th, 2008 at 10:28 AM.

I think the poem is about 2 lovers who believe that being in love and
sharing the bounties of it make up the sole essence of living.Love is the
only great deed worth pursuing,the only adventure worth venturing,if not
the only risk worth taking.Has it not been hinted before that love conquers
all?It reminds me of Donne's 'The Sun Rising'.



Aruna Kallon
Comment 15 of 111, added on October 6th, 2008 at 12:18 AM.

Pound is a master of sharp , pointed style.It is for style and appeal I
read the poem again and again;condensed and symbolic.
DR J SARANGI

DR JAYDEEP SARANGI
Comment 14 of 111, added on August 25th, 2008 at 10:35 PM.

Ezra Pound was born in E U but he is not really an american. The goberment
had him in jail becouse he was too much for the rest of the ordinary
citisens

robert from Canada
Comment 13 of 111, added on January 1st, 2008 at 1:54 PM.

I think it is very intresting poem

nadia from Qatar
Comment 12 of 111, added on January 29th, 2007 at 10:46 AM.

this poem is weird and i didnt really get it so like yeahh

Nikki from United States

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Poet: Ezra Pound
Poem: An Immorality
Added: Feb 4 2004
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Poem of the Day: Sep 17 2000


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