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Analysis and comments on Mr Flood's Party by Edwin Arlington Robinson

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Comment 8 of 38, added on April 6th, 2006 at 2:23 PM.

I absolutly love E.A. Robinson's poetry! He is the best American writer

Tabitha from New Zealand
Comment 7 of 38, added on March 27th, 2006 at 10:53 AM.

To the post below: Are you freaking serious?

Comment 6 of 38, added on February 17th, 2006 at 3:35 PM.

At first this poem seemed to be confusing but after reading it again it
became apparent that this is an old drunk man who is sad and lonely.

Shanita from United States
Comment 5 of 38, added on January 16th, 2006 at 2:46 AM.

i think that mr. floods party is the ideal poem about a drunk man on a hill
talking to himself, it tells that the poet was in a creative mood when he
wrote it.

bianca from Japan
Comment 4 of 38, added on January 31st, 2005 at 3:59 PM.

this poem is a bit confusing at first but once you read it a couple of
times you start to get the gist of it.

Lori from United States
Comment 3 of 38, added on November 22nd, 2004 at 8:24 PM.

I only read it because of english class but i love the poem once I did read

Sarah from United States
Comment 2 of 38, added on November 17th, 2004 at 4:44 PM.

To analyze this poem correctly, you have to know the author's other poem's,
because Edwin Arlington Robinson wrote about very somber and melancholy
things. He made "Tilbury Town" because he needed a place for all of the
outcasts of his poems. Mr. Flood, who lives in Tilbury town, is no
exception. He writes about isolationism and people who feel alone for some
reason. According to Robinson, Eben Flood is alone because he has outlived
his youthfulness and in turn has outlived all his friends.

I love "Mr. Flood's Party" simply because I love the idea of an elderly man
alone on a hilltop drunk and talking to himself. I don't however like the
overall pathos created throughout the poem with Robinson's tone and views
of old age. However, if Robinson's intentions had been to give everyone a
sense of sorrow over Eben Flood's pithetic life, I applaud him as he has
accomplished his goal.

Denise from United States
Comment 1 of 38, added on September 23rd, 2004 at 9:46 AM.

The accompanying essay speaks of "the mooed of the poem," suggesting that a
few cows, at least, came to the party. Nice to think he wasn't entirely
alone with his other self.

David Goldblatt

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Poet: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Poem: Mr Flood's Party
Added: Feb 4 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jul 20 2000

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