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Analysis and comments on The Flaw in Paganism by Dorothy Parker

Comment 4 of 4, added on May 23rd, 2005 at 12:16 PM.

I think this short but sweet poem captures the very essence of the 1920's,
live for today as if you are going to die tomorrow, but you never
do....drink and have the best time of your life until that actually
happens...that was the 1920's right?

Rose from United States
Comment 3 of 4, added on May 1st, 2005 at 11:25 AM.

I happen to like the poem, I use it often to tell peole why I do not drink.

Joe from United States
Comment 2 of 4, added on March 31st, 2005 at 2:15 PM.

I don't think Dorothy took herself or her poetry even all that seriously.
This poem makes me think of just how we literally feel after a night of
careless drinking and debauchery. This poem isn't meant to moralize, but
is simply an observation.

Melissa Trout from United States
Comment 1 of 4, added on December 21st, 2004 at 3:47 AM.

if we live for the moment, as if there is no tomorrow, then reality in the
cold light of the day is the flaw

robert armstrong from United States

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Information about The Flaw in Paganism

Poet: Dorothy Parker
Poem: 7. The Flaw in Paganism
Volume: Death and Taxes
Year: 1931
Added: Feb 3 2004
Viewed: 12138 times
Poem of the Day: Jan 23 2002


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