Just To Say

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For the poem “This is Just to Say” by William Carlos Williams, scholars and poetic analyzers can not formulate a widely agreed upon meaning for the poem (On ‘This Is Just to Say’). Some say that the poem is an allusion to Adam and Eve, with the plums representing the forbidden fruit and the note representing an apology to God. Others simply say that the poem has no meaning, which creates a strange beauty that makes the poem so special. Some even say that the poem really isn’t a poem at all. When asked about the poem, Williams responded by saying “In the first place, it is metrically absolutely regular… So dogmatically speaking, it has to be a poem because it goes that way, don’t you see!” (qtd. in On ‘This Is Just to Say’). The poem consists

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