by Dorothy Parker
Resume Death (Suicide) Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Line)
You might as well live. (line 8)
Strangely enough, this is the only line in the poem that directly addresses death – everything else in the poem skirts the issue. When the poem finally addresses mortality, it does so in the negative: we learn that the rest of the poem was about death only when we read that the other option is life.