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Daemon
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Promises and pie-crusts are made to be broken.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
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Daemon wrote:
Promises and pie-crusts are made to be broken.

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Pie-crusts may be, but promises no.Shame on you
J W Henderson
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Broken pie-crusts are not nearly as bad as broken promises.
Bully_rus
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Daemon wrote:
Promises and pie-crusts are made to be broken.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)


Yeah. Does it mean that those who try to keep promises are just - fools?
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Christina Rossetti’s poem uses the beautiful and delicious imagery of the well know idiom of how promises, like pie crusts are made to be broken. Her poem and the simile in the title invites the audience to examine why one would want to make a promise at all? But what is Rossetti really telling us about her world and her self through the images in her poem. Lets examine how Rossetti represents her intentions, herself and her context through poetic devices and techniques.


Promises Like Pie-Crust
by Christina Georgina Rossetti- 1861

Promise me no promises,
So will I not promise you:
Keep we both our liberties,
Never false and never true:
Let us hold the die uncast,
Free to come as free to go:
For I cannot know your past,
And of mine what can you know?

You, so warm, may once have been
Warmer towards another one:
I, so cold, may once have seen
Sunlight, once have felt the sun:
Who shall show us if it was
Thus indeed in time of old?
Fades the image from the glass,
And the fortune is not told.


If you promised, you might grieve
For lost liberty again:
If I promised, I believe
I should fret to break the chain.
Let us be the friends we were,
Nothing more but nothing less:
Many thrive on frugal fare
Who would perish of excess


Adyl Mouhei
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Sometimes it hard to keep a promise.
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