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How to eat a poem

Don't be polite.
Bite in.
Pick it up with your fingers and lick the juice that

may run down your chin.
It is ready and ripe now, whenever you are.
You do not need a knife or fork or spoon
or plate or napkin or tablecloth.

For there is no core
or stem
or rind
or pit
or seed
or skin
to throw away.


what advice is being offered to u as a reader of poetry?
-To be able to read calmly enough to sink into the poems.
-ur viewpoint on this would be appreciated as well, thanks

what else is in the poem besides the title that suggests the subject matter of the poem?-is it the the second bit?--"Bite it"

whats the planned effect of the repetition of the word "or" in the poem
?????????????????????

why is there no commas around the or's
-is it because the reader is trying to tell us everything in one whole breath?

y r works in the poem shaped like this
-is it because its getting us to visualize the actual picture of it-make us understand more better?

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    whats the planned effect of the repetition of the word "or" in the poem
    ??????
    Emphasis

    no commas around the or's
    Yes

    Right.

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