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Analysis and comments on Resume by Dorothy Parker

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Comment 17 of 77, added on June 5th, 2005 at 10:31 PM.

this poem really inspired me.. and i can feel the agony of dorothy parker
that lead her of doing this suicide attempts.. Life is Fine by Langston
Hughes is also a poem about attempting to commit suicide with a touch of

KARSTEN from Philippines
Comment 16 of 77, added on May 31st, 2005 at 3:57 PM.

I entered this page for searching opinions on this poem and I saw all your
comments and I just couldn't help myself from not posting one too!!I really
loved this poem and when sawing the Girl interrupted movie I was really
amazed!!that is why I decided to do a liltte searche about its author!!it
made me be no longer superhappy...:(

camelia from Romania
Comment 15 of 77, added on May 13th, 2005 at 9:08 AM.

yea...this poem definatly helped in the times i needed...i just wish she
was still here today, i need someone i can relate to.

erica from United States
Comment 14 of 77, added on May 7th, 2005 at 9:39 AM.

i love this peom and has helped me alot from killing my english teacher at
school, and it has also got me through my poetry project without a fail
mark. thnx Dorothy

amy from United Kingdom
Comment 13 of 77, added on April 20th, 2005 at 7:52 PM.

I chose Dorothy Parker as my subject for the poet study I am doing for
English because Resume was an interesting poem to me. Parker is very
straightforward and cynical about life and living.

Janna from United States
Comment 12 of 77, added on April 13th, 2005 at 3:35 PM.

I was introduced to this poem by the character Lisa in the movie Girl,
Interrupted. She recites it in one scene while playing cards. The poem is
so truthful. I have attempted suicide several times and come very close to
death twice. Most people don't understand just how difficult a thing to do
suicide is. Plus, as Parker writes, it's no fun

Will Hemphill from United States
Comment 11 of 77, added on February 17th, 2005 at 6:05 PM.

I was in English class, looking for a poem/poet to do a presentation on. I
decided on Dorothy Parker because I skimmed through her book, and I knew
she must have been brilliant. How could somone so depressed make words turn
into magic like she does. I really feel like a better person, just knowing
this poem exists. I Agree with most of you. Too bad I wasn't allowed to
chose the poem for my presentation..It was too short. But I promise, I will
mention it.

Kayla from United States
Comment 10 of 77, added on February 13th, 2005 at 10:15 PM.

A poem means different things to different people.

"resume" has always been a fave, that suicide is an option is a strange
comfort, but one nevertheless. I always thought that Frost's "Stopping By
Woods on A Snowy Evening" was a contemplation of suicide.

SwanSongstress from United States
Comment 9 of 77, added on February 7th, 2005 at 12:42 AM.

This poem is so intriguing...mainly because it's meter. The poem starts is
trochaic and makes it sharp, each beginning word jumping at you strong.
But the last line in iamb symbolizes this dark humor...like all of the
sudden she became optimistic. It's brilliant.

Susan from United States
Comment 8 of 77, added on January 26th, 2005 at 11:36 AM.

My friend Kate told me about this poem and I think that it can be looked at
in a lot of ways, but honestly, the poem is so true...it's the reason why
some of my friends and myself are alive today....Parker has done a great
job on this poem and she is one of my favortie poets along with Emily
Dickinson and Edgar Allen Poe

Lauren from United States

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Information about Resume

Poet: Dorothy Parker
Poem: 43. Resume
Volume: Enough Rope
Year: 1926
Added: Feb 3 2004
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