This Is Just To Say Summary

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‘This Is Just To Say’ explores themes including, but not limited to, apologies and forgiveness. The poem takes us on a journey of the guilt experienced by the narrator for devouring someone else’s plums. The informality of the title implies the narrator knows the poem’s recipient. This casual, blasé approach, particularly the use of the lexis “just”, allows us to assume there is some level of comfort or familiarity between the two. Moreover, the location of where the poem takes place contributes to this knowledge. We can infer it is likely to be both the narrator and the recipient’s kitchen “the icebox,” as it suggests they live together. Additionally, this location alongside “just”, as well as the minimalist style and free verse, could suggest

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