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Analysis and comments on An Immorality by Ezra Pound

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Comment 14 of 94, 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 94, added on January 1st, 2008 at 1:54 PM.

I think it is very intresting poem

nadia from Qatar
Comment 12 of 94, 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 94, 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 94, 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 94, 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
Comment 8 of 94, added on March 6th, 2006 at 2:08 PM.

I think the poem was about two old people having sex in a public restroom.
And how the immorality of sex will last for ever!

Cory from United States
Comment 7 of 94, added on February 21st, 2006 at 2:58 PM.

The think that Ezra implies that the people relish love and little more.
Even though loves pass and great deeds are remembered he still chooses love
and that is the immoral decision. That's my take...

jdog 1040 from United States
Comment 6 of 94, added on September 18th, 2005 at 4:10 AM.

Interesting title; perhaps it bespeaks a Calvinistic upbringing? Any'ow,
glad to see that a man who was sent out of his country for his political
views is now acclaimed after the wave of pre-McCarthyism dissipated on the
rocks of common-sense. Sing we for love ...

Neil Marsh from Australia
Comment 5 of 94, added on May 14th, 2005 at 5:00 PM.

It sounds like more of a love poem to me. The following lines:
"And I would rather have my sweet,
Though rose-leaves die of grieving,
Than do high deeds in Hungary
To pass all men's believing."
is, in my oppinion, anyway, saying that despite the fact that life is
evanescent, despite the fact that a love with eventually fade or die, he
would still rather have love than "immortality" for a great and final deed
on the battlefield (the reference to Hungary; the man lived through both
World Wars)

Carey N. 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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