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

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Comment 3 of 53, 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 53, 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 53, 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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