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

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Comment 92 of 292, added on May 9th, 2010 at 11:27 PM.
Different and Strange Analysis of the Poem by THE TAHA

Although it may sound like I am trying to be funny, this poem can be
interpreted very differently than the usual "the husband cheats on the
wife" way. It can be argued that, the man has been forced to eat the plums,
or do whatever the plums symbolises, because his wife has been preventing
him to access what he had done. His wife may be forcing him to fast, or she
may be deceiving him, or even she may be the one who is cheating. However
the situation is bad, the man still says that he is sorry for what he is
doing, and it feels wrong, but he has to do it or else he will die - the
lack of food and starvation is ended when he eats the plums. This comment
may seem silly or even ridiculous, but I after I thought on this poem, I
realized that it may be interpreted from another perspective.

Taha Zeki Ramazanoğlu from Turkey
Comment 91 of 292, added on May 9th, 2010 at 4:51 PM.
for non-fiction

This is a poem which enables the readers to sympathize with the situation.
It is a very simple poem, which talks about the appealing nature of plums
and an apology for eating them. I think the plums can be the symbol for
something stolen maybe, something very irresistible. Or it might symbolize
doing something which is forbidden. Either way, the poet apologizes for
what he've done, but does not regret it. I liked this poem because almost
everybody can relate to it, we've all had moments in our life which we've
done something wrong without any regret. The lack of punctuation also
indicates the simplicity of the poem, along with making it sketch-like.
Because it is not complicated and exaggerated, readers can relate to it
even more.

Gokce from Turkey
Comment 90 of 292, added on May 9th, 2010 at 2:10 PM.
response poem

Here is my response for nonfiction class...

This is Just to Try

I have torn
the fifth poem
that I wrote
in my notebook

and which
you would probably find
if you read

Forgive me Mr.Lovely
they were inefficacious
I was so tenderfeet
and unendowed

Alanur from Turkey
Comment 89 of 292, added on May 8th, 2010 at 5:27 PM.

I really liked this poem. Everybody can understand or interpret it in a
different way. I think this is what is good about poems. They are
consisting of just a few lines, but they are telling thousands of things,
which can depend from person to person. This poem doesn't say the message
in it directly and I think this is what is beautiful about it. By hiding
the message, the author lets the reader to interpret it in his or her own
way. I don't think I need to talk about what I understood from the poem,
because it is not so important. In my opinion, the important thing is
receiving a secret message from the author by reading between the lines and
letting other people to interpret the poem according to their own opinions
and experiences without us analysing every letter deepy for them.

Hazal Gцksu from Turkey
Comment 88 of 292, added on May 8th, 2010 at 4:34 PM.

I think the poem is not simple as it seems. It contains an imaginary
components that gives clues about the poet's life. He is not regretful what
he had done but in a way he doesn't want to be at odds with the "audience".
And it kind of makes me angry. I understand, you ate them, but why are you
telling that they were delicious?

* from Turkey
Comment 87 of 292, added on April 22nd, 2010 at 2:01 AM.

what is this poem about???? is there a real meaning???

kk from United States
Comment 86 of 292, added on March 22nd, 2010 at 8:13 PM.


James from United States
Comment 85 of 292, added on December 8th, 2009 at 8:48 PM.

this is such a great poem. this was like a master pice.

Bob from Bahamas
Comment 84 of 292, added on November 24th, 2009 at 11:15 AM.

comment6 крупным планом голые знаменитости

chake from Oman
Comment 83 of 292, added on September 6th, 2009 at 11:13 AM.

we've done an analysis regarding this poem in my literature lecture class.
and its about how the persona actually is having an affair and trying to
tell reader about what he has done, even to the owner of 'the plum'. the
plum might symbolizes the woman's private part.. but take note; he isnt
regret of what he has done. as he enjoy what he's done -- last sentence
proved it.

belly button from Malaysia

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Poet: William Carlos Williams
Poem: This Is Just To Say
Added: Feb 20 2003
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