Wrecking Crew Poem

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“The Poem You Asked For” was written by Larry Levis and was from his first collection called “Wrecking Crew.” Wrecking Crew is a book of short poems employing a disembodied voice and distilled imagery. This poem is a personification, and the poet personified the poem as it’s significant other. In the beginning of the poem, the poet tried everything to make the person happy but it rejected everything. In the poem he says, “I tried giving it water/ but it said no” (Levis 2-3). He would worry day after day and tried to bring the person to life but the person still remained sad. He even tried giving gifts to the person but still showed no interest. He says “I offered it all my money, my clothes, my car with a full tank. But the poem stared at the
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