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

  • (9/24/2019 12:17:00 PM)

    oi bruv ya kys or ima hop on ye dodgy hous innit Already ReportedReply

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  • (9/24/2019 12:14:00 PM)

    nignignignigniggernignigNOENJOYBADPOEMNOTFUNNYDIDN" TLAUGHNIGNIG Already ReportedReply

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  • (9/24/2019 12:12:00 PM)

    dis poem make me want to juggle my (Report)Reply

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  • (9/23/2019 12:11:00 PM)

    i don't know what this poem is about (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (8/22/2019 5:28:00 AM)

    wow
    it's great wisdom
    great//////////////////
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  • (5/9/2019 1:01:00 AM)

    I had an exam and searched the shortest poem and found this can't thank her enough (Report)Reply

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  • (5/7/2019 10:48:00 AM)

    I really liked it. I think people need to be a bit more positive in the commets tho.
    Like dude gayman69 if this poem sucks sooo bad! ? write your own.
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  • (4/15/2019 9:57:00 PM)

    this poem suuucks sooo baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad (Report)Reply

    (8/26/2019 12:37:00 PM)

    hehe stinky haha

    (5/7/2019 10:49:00 AM)

    You legit are so cruel. Go write ur own poem.

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  • (2/17/2019 7:36:00 PM)

    longest poem everrrrrr (Report)Reply

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  • (2/17/2019 7:35:00 PM)

    this is the longest poem i have read. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/18/2018 1:00:00 PM)

    llllllllluuuuuuuullllll ooooowwwwwooooo (Report)Reply

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  • (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

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  • 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

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  • (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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    (12/4/2018 11:47:00 AM)

    @unnamed unnamed: no, it's not perceivable as bad at first as it describes the relationship as sewing hook & eyes (if you're curious, here's explained what they are: https: //www.madetosew.com/how-to-sewing-hooks-eyes/) but then it reiterates the word giving them a whole different meaning (antanaclasis) to convey the real meaning behind her words.

    (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.

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  • (10/10/2006 4:01:00 PM)

    Simply put...Love hurts (Report)Reply

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  • (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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    (12/4/2018 11:43:00 AM)

    I agree with your interpretation of the poem, but, for the sake of accuracy, I need to correct your identification of rhetorical devices: there is no enjambment in this poem. The repetition of the same words at the beginning of a verse is called anaphora and that's what happens here. As for the double meaning that's used to serve the punchline in the second couplet, that's another figure of repetition called antanaclasis.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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