Margaret Atwood

(18 November 1939 / Ottawa, Ontario)

You Fit Into Me - Poem by Margaret Atwood

You fit into me
like a hook into an eye

a fish hook
an open eye

Comments about You Fit Into Me by Margaret Atwood

  • (6/7/2018 10:58:00 PM)

    lalluuuuuuu poem thuuuuu in your muuun (Report) Reply

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  • (1/3/2018 3:47:00 AM)

    twat4ttrtjhjfjgebgdFFJHGBFAHGKIDONTUNDERSTAND (Report) Reply

  • Sylvaonyema Uba (2/11/2017 11:19:00 PM)

    Concise and precise.
    Well expressed!

    Sylva-Onyema Uba
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  • (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

  • (1/6/2007 8:17:00 PM)

    one of my favorites, simple and well put
    a perfect description of the duality of love
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    (9/14/2015 7:29:00 AM)

    Duality? Seems to be all bad, in Atwood's eyes. Nothing pleasant about a fish hook in an open eye, haha.

  • (10/10/2006 4:01:00 PM)

    Simply put...Love hurts (Report) Reply

  • (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? ?
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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