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Roald Dahl

(13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990 / Cardiff / Wales)

The Pig


In England once there lived a big
And wonderfully clever pig.
To everybody it was plain
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  • Colleen Courtney (6/18/2014 7:49:00 AM)

    Dahl was such a wonderfully talented writer. This poem is just simply brilliant! Enchanting and so much fun to read! Love this great piece! (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (6/17/2014 10:18:00 PM)

    ...........oh this is truly a masterpiece.....and animals are very smart....only last week I saw a pig escape from the back of a truck on the way to the slaughter house....I knew for sure he would die from the tremendous fall...but he didn't he bounced up off the pavement.... and seemed to be ok....wonder if they caught him....I hope not.... (Report) Reply

  • Joe Bob (5/8/2013 9:27:00 AM)

    Yeah I'm with my cousin here jim bob oh and also chocken noggets are goood (Report) Reply

    Goldheart Bird (5/28/2014 8:29:00 PM)

    Does this poem have to do with your meal? !

  • Joe Bob (5/8/2013 9:27:00 AM)

    Yeah I'm with my cousin here jim bob oh and also chocken noggets are goood (Report) Reply

  • Sreemoyee Banerjee (11/10/2012 7:27:00 AM)

    Even though it looks like a funny poem, it is not.The poem criticizes our way of life.It is satiric.Often poets use animals to teach us a lesson.The pig here is an erudite fellow and yet he misinterprets the meaning of life.The poet brings out the horrific truth prevalent in this world.Thus, instead of repaying the farmer for giving him food, he is hostile.We should also take note of the farmer's name, Bland which also means mild.So in spite of being educated and intelligent, the pig fails to understand friendship and love.For him, education has not served its purpose and instead has made him paranoid and hostile.Hope this interpretation helps. (Report) Reply

  • Louis Moen (11/9/2012 8:36:00 AM)

    doing dis in esb totally awesome i luv it. no one seems 2 know it tho but still cool (Report) Reply

  • Paris Farah (4/9/2010 6:07:00 AM)

    would someone like to explain to me the message of the poem, because I read someones comment and it said that it had a message, however I am just curious to find out what it is... (Report) Reply

  • Daryl Cheng (8/12/2009 6:48:00 AM)

    i totally love this poem.
    not only does it act as a comic relief but is so much more when you look beyond the surface. (Report) Reply

  • Sabrina :) (6/23/2009 8:36:00 PM)

    I simply love Roald Dahl. Is there such a word to describe him? In respect of him, i will make a word up!

    Roald Dahl is zingtoppoling! (Report) Reply

  • Derek Laforest (2/26/2008 12:33:00 AM)

    I had to do a poem but this was to long so i couldnt do it...i wanted to but i just couldnt.......boo hoo (Report) Reply

  • Derek Laforest (2/26/2008 12:31:00 AM)

    I like pie but not all the time.........ching chong patawon.....is this a poem or is it chicken mc nuggets i mean jeez louise! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! I like cheese as well as pie so BAM in your face you dingaling (Report) Reply

  • X X (2/22/2008 3:29:00 AM)

    i used to listen to this on my Roal Dahl tapes when i was a kid: D (Report) Reply

  • Leslie Wong (2/13/2008 12:09:00 AM)

    I had to do a report about a 20 line long poem about animals, there were few, but I found this marvelous poem written by Roald Dahl, I loved his books, it was funny and a lot of fun. I just knew he was a poet when I saw this poem, it had a story-like structure, but it was written in a poem that pretty much rymes. (Report) Reply

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