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Analysis and comments on Resume by Dorothy Parker

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Comment 21 of 81, added on December 15th, 2005 at 11:10 PM.

Why does noone think this is funny? Its Hi-freaking-larious.

Honky Macgoo from United States
Comment 20 of 81, added on August 7th, 2005 at 10:27 AM.

Parker completely exposes herself in Resume. She expresses such naked
pathos and longing that is so bittersweet. It is a tragedy that a woman
capable of such lucid expression ahould have been so morose and mired in
depression and hopelessness.

Lee from United States
Comment 19 of 81, added on July 28th, 2005 at 8:38 PM.

I have this poem tattooed on my forearm, over some old razor scars.

Atalanta Pendragonne from United States
Comment 18 of 81, added on June 12th, 2005 at 12:54 PM.

Wow this poem really saved many people's lives
Very good poem

Chaz from Canada
Comment 17 of 81, 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 81, 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 81, 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 81, 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 81, 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 81, 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

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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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