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Answer the following question with the poem, "This is Just to Say" by William Carlos William, in mind. Some people think this is a wonderful poem; others don't think it is a poem at all. What could...

Answer the following question with the poem, "This is Just to Say" by William Carlos William, in mind. Some people think this is a wonderful poem; others don't think it is a poem at all. What could possibly explain these different reactions?

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First of all, Williams' poem is rather short; it only has twenty-eight words in it. It just doesn't read like a typical, traditional poem to some people. In fact, it reads more like an apology note, doesn't it? Or perhaps some sort of confession, which the author may or may not have handed over to the victim of his plum-eating shenanigans.

Still, other people may interpret this poem from a sexual angle: perhaps the author harbors some private, sexually-charged desire that he/she is dying to fulfill. Maybe the only way this individual can fulfill these longings is by indulging in stolen fruit; from the poem, we get the idea that the cheeky narrator...

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