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Analysis and comments on Meditatio by Ezra Pound

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Comment 6 of 76, added on November 9th, 2005 at 9:33 PM.

Perhaps we can look farther than what this poem is saying and realize we
are not more than a beast or less than a beast, but we I ARE a beast. Since
when are humans all the sudden not animals? We're just evolved chimpanzees
driving around and ordering McDonald's. It's really spoken and written
language that discerns humans from animals.But this is not a strong enough
foundation to say that humans are not animals. We're just highly
intelligent animals, which in turn blinds us from the fact that we are one
evolutionary step from climbing in trees and not wearing clothes.

Lyla from United States
Comment 5 of 76, added on July 28th, 2005 at 1:32 PM.

This is a case of stopping before the poem ends. It leaves the readers free
to fill in their own conclusion. I cannot erase from my mind this ending: I
am compelled to conclude / That, in second thought, dog may be the superior

Lang Le
Comment 4 of 76, added on May 24th, 2005 at 12:19 PM.

"That man is the superior animal." We are the superior animal? In what
sense? This could be interpreted into that we are superior intellectually
or we are more of a beast...

Lulu from United States
Comment 3 of 76, added on April 3rd, 2005 at 9:41 PM.

I believe what the poem might be suggesting is the human assumption that
we're superior to everyone. Every human race believes there superior to the
others humans believe they're superior to the animals. But in almost all
cases we fall back on primitive insticts, fight or flight. Maybe we're just
fooling ourselves by thinking we're superior, we supposedly have the
ability to reason above that of animals but we so often fall back on
primitive behavior.

Slidth from United States
Comment 2 of 76, added on February 22nd, 2005 at 7:59 PM.

Are these not just the musings of an old mind bemoaning mankind and
implying his own detachment from such criticism?

a2b from United Kingdom
Comment 1 of 76, added on November 12th, 2004 at 5:58 PM.

We are a untrustworthy race. I cant wait till we learn that we our going to
evolve into something great. One great thinker of frequency & vanity
(shape) will no longer matter!! are we the weakest link...

jen from United States

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Poet: Ezra Pound
Poem: Meditatio
Added: Feb 20 2003
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