Roald Dahl

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

The Pig - Poem by Roald Dahl

In England once there lived a big
And wonderfully clever pig.
To everybody it was plain
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Comments about The Pig by Roald Dahl

  • Gold Star - 55,366 Points Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/18/2015 6:00:00 PM)

    Levity personified...Enjoyed this... (Report) Reply

    9 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • Rookie LovedayJackson Jackson (4/24/2015 4:03:00 PM)

    Lovely humorous poem! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,637 Points Francis Lynch (4/23/2015 3:00:00 PM)

    If you like this, read I Got You Babe. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,637 Points Francis Lynch (4/23/2015 2:57:00 PM)

    If you liked this, read Byron's Pig Roast. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,976 Points Madathil Rajendran Nair (3/29/2015 12:33:00 PM)

    Loved this poem, laughed a lot
    Fell in love with Piggy fat
    Own him though is the last thought
    For he might have me for breakfast (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 25,725 Points Kim Barney (2/7/2015 6:01:00 PM)

    I've always loved Dahl's writings, and this is no exception.
    What fun to read! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,822 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (2/7/2015 2:58:00 AM)

    To everybody it was plain That Piggy had a massive brain. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,432 Points Herbert Guitang (8/15/2014 12:09:00 PM)

    Very nice to read. Wonderful (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 45 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 29,672 Points * 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

  • Rookie - 184 Points Brian Jani (4/28/2014 4:08:00 AM)

    You surely know how to wrote, I like each and every poem of yours (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,432 Points Herbert Guitang (4/26/2014 5:02:00 AM)

    a satirical poem in the symbol of a PIG.. This Roald Dahl is a genius poet. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Scott Stanley (4/10/2014 4:06:00 PM)

    What does it MEAN? Silly. It means: Eat or be eaten; but don't be a pig about it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

    Rookie - 19 Points Goldheart Bird (5/28/2014 8:29:00 PM)

    Does this poem have to do with your meal? !

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie Jim Bob (4/23/2013 9:26:00 AM)

    This poem is about chocken nuggets and girls (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie Molly Mason (7/26/2012 6:40:00 PM)

    im totally using this poem in uil (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

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