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Analysis and comments on An Immorality by Ezra Pound

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Comment 18 of 108, 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 108, 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 108, 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 108, 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 108, 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 108, added on January 1st, 2008 at 1:54 PM.

I think it is very intresting poem

nadia from Qatar
Comment 12 of 108, 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
Comment 11 of 108, added on April 1st, 2006 at 6:19 PM.

It's not "An Immortality," Carey N., it's "An Immorality." What a great
poem! I love this one even though Pound was a Nazi sympathizer (see the
comments fron the fellow from Australia). Would that we all could so
succinctly sum up our feelings when it comes to expressing them about those
things we love.

Karl from United States
Comment 10 of 108, added on March 31st, 2006 at 3:52 PM.

Loved the comments, varied and though humorous I don't know if they were
meant to be. the comment on McCarthism was quite a stretch. I feel the
title tells it all. of course the words in their beautiful simplicity
elicits what most of us feel on what makes life worthwhile

dorothy muller from United States
Comment 9 of 108, added on March 10th, 2006 at 8:23 AM.

This poem reminds me of the fluffy white bunnies that rome wildly among the
hills of the African desert. This is were they reproduce with the dolphins
and the Dodu birds and as they feed in paridise Among all of the kings men.

Stevens 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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