Treasure Island

Margaret Atwood

(18 November 1939 / Ottawa, Ontario)

You Fit Into Me


You fit into me
like a hook into an eye

a fish hook
an open eye

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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  • Sunetra Mukherjee (2/9/2014 6:20:00 PM)

    i would like to read some more detailed poem critiques to get a better understanding of poems in general (Report) Reply

  • Jordan G (6/20/2006 8:56:00 PM)

    This poem is an excellent example of enjambment: One would think that this small sample would be a typical love poem, but there is a better description-tragedy. The first two optomistic lines provide a visual metaphor for the companionship of two lovers: Hook-in-eye is the link between two sides of a shirt... or skirt... or pair of pants.... (or so one would think) . But, Atwood is speaking litterally about this metaphor...

    She REALLY means a fishing hook being stuck into someone's eyeball!


    Come on, who doesn't want to say that to their ex-boyfriend? ? (Report) Reply

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