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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Comments about this poem (The Pig by Roald Dahl )

  • Rookie 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

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  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie Sophie Mayes (2/7/2008 7:33:00 AM)

    Some people have missed the point here. Roald Dahl's poems are fun, as is this one. Poetry doesnt have to be about finding oneself all the time and delving into the deeper being. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sophie Mayes (2/7/2008 7:32:00 AM)

    Some people have missed the point here. Roald Dahl's poems are fun, as is this one. Poetry doesnt have to be about finding oneself all the time and delving into the deeper being. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Terrance Woolridge (11/15/2007 10:09:00 AM)

    Good thing I don't eat pork (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jason Moore (7/2/2007 11:33:00 AM)

    Here is a pig with an enormous intellect: 'He's worked out sums inside his head. There isn't a book he hasn't read.' His powers of reasoning are superior, indeed, a master of his mind. But there's one thing he hasn't mastered, and that's his own unruly passions, his deeper, irrational self. This is a sobering truth. No matter how advanced man becomes, he is still a slave to himself. He still cannot control his own heart and its autonomous will toward self-destruction and survival. Roald Dahl often misses the mark with his poetry, but this one of his stronger pieces, by far. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dimitris(Jimmy) Psachos (6/16/2007 8:25:00 AM)

    Kudos to Roald for a bloody interpretation of a horrific reality. Comic at first, though his kinda misanthropic elements is what makes this lovely pork an excruciating answer towards
    human lust. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Joel Lim (5/3/2007 4:14:00 AM)

    Roald Dahl is more of an author, not really a poet. i adore him and his books!
    i have read james and the giant peach, the adventures of charlie and mr willy wonka, george's marvellous medicine, the witches and all of his books.(i too lazy to write them down.)
    and i finished these when i was 8 years old! now i'm ten, going to 11 on 29 oct 07 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Frank James Ryan, Jr. (11/5/2006 6:35:00 PM)

    That poem was so cute!
    -Lauren
    xo (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Issy ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? (8/16/2006 6:17:00 AM)

    for school we have to do a poem and i am deffently chosen this one! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Brian Dorn (7/21/2006 10:40:00 AM)

    Smart pig. Interesting conflict between the 'meaning of life' and 'survival of the fittest.' Well done! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Whitedove Nest (2/17/2006 6:14:00 PM)

    Thought it was wonderful and funny (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Louise Mcvicar (9/10/2005 3:15:00 AM)

    I know this off by heart. Why are their so few of Roald Dahls poems here? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Bronya Dawson (3/10/2005 10:59:00 AM)

    I think it's great that Roald Dahl was a poet and author. Most authors are just authors, and most poets are just poets. I loved this poem. It's funny and it rhymes! (Report) Reply



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