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

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Comment 89 of 289, 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 289, 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 289, 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 289, added on March 22nd, 2010 at 8:13 PM.


James from United States
Comment 85 of 289, 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 289, added on November 24th, 2009 at 11:15 AM.

comment6 крупным планом голые знаменитости

chake from Oman
Comment 83 of 289, 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
Comment 82 of 289, added on April 15th, 2009 at 7:10 PM.

Besides parody, like on "This American Life"
You can also do replies. I'll try and find
some more but here is one I read on the web:

This Is Just To Reply

You have eaten
the plums
that were in
my icebox

and which
you thought
I was saving
for breakfast.

Forgive me
they were poisoned
and you
are so cold.

Ray Heinrich from United States
Comment 81 of 289, added on April 11th, 2009 at 8:46 PM.

Don't know if anyone heard Ira Glass' commentary on this poem today on THIS
AMERICAN LIFE but it was hilarious! Great way of interpreting the poem--an
apology without really being an apology. Many others have been written like
this; check them out!

debbie from United States
Comment 80 of 289, added on March 23rd, 2009 at 2:57 PM.

It talks about a plum and an ice box wat the hell is all ur comments talkin

Nolon Doss from United States

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Poet: William Carlos Williams
Poem: This Is Just To Say
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Nov 22 2008

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