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Funny Face

Poetry Selections -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

"I think I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree."

When I read this poem the first thing that came to my mind was the movie Funny Face. In the movie Jo played by Audrey Hepburn (my idol!!!) was a very strong women of high intelligence. The book store that she worked in was raided by a fashion magazine photo shoot and the photographer, Dick Avery said to her " When I'm done, you'll look like...What do you call beautiful? A tree. You'll look like a tree."

Of course the movie was a chick flick, but this poem reminded me of this scene and how there was more to Audrey's character just as there is more to this simple poem than meets the eye. Within it there is religious references to God and I felt that it was still able to be interpreted differently by the reader.


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Comments (2)

Margaret Jones:

Bethany, I agree that there is much more to this poem then meets the eye. And though it at first is supposed to appear as simple enjoyable poem, there is a lot of deep meaning to it as well.

Bethany Bouchard:

Aww Funny Face! Yay for Audrey!! This was definitely one of the better poems in the assigned group.

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