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Resumé Summary & Analysis
by Dorothy Parker

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"Resumé," Dorothy Parker's sardonic poem about suicide, first appeared in her 1926 collection Enough Rope. Running down a list of all the various ways a person might try to end their own life, the poem's speaker decides against them one by one: they're all too messy, too unpleasant, or too tedious. In the end, this world-weary speaker declares, it seems like less trouble just to go on living.

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