Analyzing The Poem 'You Might As Well Live'

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While reading “resume” one can clearly see that the poem list many ways one could opt to stay alive. One can also see that author has a painful past. The speaker list different ways of death by suicide. The author also notes the downside of all the ways to kill oneself as she notes in the last line “You might as well live”. The poem reflects the up and downside of suicide. One doesn’t know that the poem is about death until reading that last line which give one the option of life instead of death. When reading the title resumé one thinks of a resumé that has a list of experience and things one can do. Seeing that the speaker is talking about suicide the title is referring to the past experiences. The speaker is saying it is good to see the

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