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Analysis and comments on This Is Just To Say by William Carlos Williams

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Comment 28 of 228, added on July 16th, 2005 at 3:14 AM.

i believe that meaning is created through the interaction
of the poem and the reader himself.In other words,each person will analyze
this poem according to his own perception.To me,this poem is about revenge
... take a minute and think about it ...

Scars from Lebanon
Comment 27 of 228, added on July 8th, 2005 at 4:58 AM.

..you look at the poem so literally. i think this is about a husband eating
his wife's plums. i think this is about someone who was pained by someone
else's indifference, to put it lightly. this is obvious in the why the last
word, which is 'cold', resonates when you read the poem. the word icebox
supports this, as well as the choice of plum.

americans don't eat plums for breakfast, as you said.well, plum was used
here to signify pain, because as you may know, the color of plum is purple,
which connotes a dark, sad feeling.

light from Philippines
Comment 26 of 228, added on July 6th, 2005 at 5:56 AM.

To those numerous comentors that say this poem is crap i feel you are
ignorant, un-educated and lack vision. Which seems to be most of the
American population. You say your from andorra or algeria but i know
better. I apologise to all those americans out there that aren't like your
general population for saying what i'm saying because i know it's you that
are carrying the succes of american literature, you are the appreciators.
Why go on to a site about poetry to say it's crap? That's rediculous.
Anyway about the poem. A simple poem that yet could mean so many things, so
many things. i think it's a work of art it's so simple and trivial at first
glance but then you just think about it i cant get it out of my head, all
the things it could mean, all the images it invokes. Sometimes the shortest
and simplest of things are really the ones that hold the most value.

David from Australia
Comment 25 of 228, added on June 28th, 2005 at 1:33 AM.

Every great literacy work has a higher order meaning. The theme of this
poem really lies in the last 2 lines. The ending means 'so sweet and yet so
cold'. Could it be that the receiver of the note has been 'saving' the
forbidden fruit', which is a common biblical image in western literature?

Timothy from United Kingdom
Comment 24 of 228, added on June 23rd, 2005 at 9:56 PM.

today,we have an exam about this poem.i wrote this on my paper,the author's
condition is very poor he had to eat the plums satisfied him hungry....i
found sometimes my imagination is too well i take it too seriously,after
read it several times,i get a better thinking.the author just can not
resist the sweet of the plums despite he knew he was wrong if he enjoy
it,but somehow he did.jsut like sometimes we indulge ourselves too,even we
know .....


leo
Comment 23 of 228, added on June 12th, 2005 at 10:14 AM.

It's simply a beautiful poem and has been one of my favorites for years.
Out of all the poetry I've read over the years, I can remember very few,
but this one and The Red Wheelbarrow, are vivid in mind after all these
years. That must mean something about good writing.

Heidi from United States
Comment 22 of 228, added on June 8th, 2005 at 5:58 PM.

pussys not cool. They shit on my lawn den dey crap in my stove. Becase dere
is a hole in my house. There two kind of pussy a pussy cat n a pussy on a
women they are bith bithces.

Fooker from Japan
Comment 21 of 228, added on June 7th, 2005 at 7:57 PM.

i have gravy in my pants so then my mom gives me mountain dew. i gave the
dew to my grandma she drank it and died. then the frog in my uncles toilet
had fungus on its crotch so they had to do a c-section. then my cat smoked
a cigar and got addicted to yante. just then a plane came up and hit me in
the noodles. i still cant belive that aaron bender had fender on his
wender. -thats my poem, visit www.poemsareforlosers.com to see more

Gravy popsickle from Andorra
Comment 20 of 228, added on June 7th, 2005 at 6:31 PM.

fat people are like crap in my shorts. they have hair on their butts. i saw
this one fat perosn so i sold them on e-bay and i got a hundred bucks!
cletis is in my tithole

Bob crotch stain from Algeria
Comment 19 of 228, added on June 6th, 2005 at 11:33 AM.

it was about this all junk crap in my shorts and this dumb fool sold his
wife on e-bay

rick from New Zealand

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Poet: William Carlos Williams
Poem: This Is Just To Say
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