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Analysis and comments on Song in the Manner of Housman by Ezra Pound

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Comment 6 of 56, added on December 24th, 2010 at 11:45 PM.

Then let us smile a little space
Upon fond natures morbid grace.

Sheryl Skoglund from United States
Comment 5 of 56, added on February 1st, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 4 of 56, added on February 21st, 2008 at 9:24 PM.

I think the "Woe! woe, etcetera" is a satiric twist on the fact that we
think it so sad when someone dies, but we go on grieving long after we
really care, and our grieving rituals become more of a habit (etcetera)
than an actual meaningful act.

Sean from United States
Comment 3 of 56, added on December 16th, 2005 at 8:04 AM.

This is a little satirical gem. Having for years taken Housman's 'A
Shropshire Lad' perhaps a little too seriously (much as I love the song
settings by Butterly), I shall now be able to balance that with a little
chuckle at H's almost Dickensian sentimentality. Much appreciated!

Jim Campbell from Australia
Comment 2 of 56, added on November 21st, 2005 at 9:36 AM.

i disagree. although I should be doing my math homework right now, I am
procrastinating. In fact, I think this poem is about defiance in the face
of death... because death is "obligatory" and unavoidable, it becomes
almost comedic that we fear it. of course i can't see the poem right now,
so i'm just going on short-term memory. email me if you would like to

Beth from United States
Comment 1 of 56, added on November 8th, 2005 at 7:12 PM.

This is a dark and morbid poem. I haven't really read any of Ezra Pound's
poems before. Although this poem is of a very morbid source, I think that
it is truthful as to the way life is. He's right, we are all going to die.
That is a fact of life. Death can be a dark subject depending on how you
view it and that is what he does. At least that is my interpertation of it.

belle from United States

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Poet: Ezra Pound
Poem: Song in the Manner of Housman
Added: Apr 1 2005
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Poem of the Day: Nov 8 2005

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