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Who is the speaker in the poem this is just to say?
Last Updated: 31st May, 2020
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Regarding this, what is the structure of the poem this is just to say?
The Poem. William Carlos Williams's “This Is Just to Say” contains three stanzas, each composed of four short lines. No line exceeds three words. In the first stanza, the narrator-writer of a memorandum asserts that he has eaten plums that were in the icebox.
One may also ask, what is the theme of the poem this is just to say? Guilt. Before our speaker eats the plums, he knows he shouldn't, that someone else is saving them for a delicious breakfast they'll never get to have. So, the entire poem is a note of apology, in which the speaker asks for apology and expresses his guilt.
Also to know is, what does this is just to say mean?
"This is Just to Say", by William Carlos Willaims, is a satire poem about a man eating a plum that was someone else's and then apologizing for it. Even though the word "plums" is only used once in the poem, every line after refers to them.
Why did William Carlos Williams write this is just to say?
'This is Just to Say' by William Carlos Williams contains a speaker's apology to the listener for going into the fridge and eating plums that did not belong to him. The poem begins with the speaker telling the listener of his crime. He ate “the plums,” a very specific group of them, from the fridge.