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

  • (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? !

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  • (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

  • (4/23/2013 9:26:00 AM)


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

  • (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

  • (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

  • (7/26/2012 6:40:00 PM)


    im totally using this poem in uil (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • (8/16/2009 10:21:00 PM)


    This poem has a message.......like my poem 'Roo revenge' (Report) Reply

  • (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.
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  • (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!
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  • (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

  • (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

  • (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

  • (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

  • (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

  • (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

  • (11/15/2007 10:09:00 AM)


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

  • (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

  • (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.
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  • (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
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