I’m the Slime by Frank Zappa
The poem “I’m the Slime” is a lyric poem that has a repetitive rhymescheme that is present in most poems. The author is obviously tryingto get the reader to figure out what the poem means. Questions willcome up such as “What is the Slime?” or “What the point of this poem?”The point of any poem is up to how the reader interprets it. “TheSlime” is basically describing itself to the reader in order to getthe reader thinking and making inferences on what “The Slime” is.There are three inferences that I have about this poem. 1. That thisis about the American government and how they use television to getpeople to do things that would benefit them and their causes. 2. Thatthe poem is about how a certain television program or channel that isimperatively influencing the people. 3. The poem is most likely(according to my analysis) about commercials and advertisements thatappear on television. “The Slime” as I interpret it is a tool of theindustry and of the government to control the way we talk, act, dress,and basically our whole culture. Obviously “the slime” knows that theviewers will accept or potentially accept and apply everything that”it'” approaches us with. ” I am the slime that oozing’ from your T.Vset”, this quote verifies points numbers 2 and 3. “I am the tool ofthe Government and industry too” is the quote that loosely validatespoint number 1. ” I’m the best you can get” is the quote that showsthat “the slime” is trying to convince the reader that “it” isinevitable (inescapable). The commercials and advertisements that arepresent in today’s media are mostly used to convince a viewer that theitem or product, that is presented, is of the best quality. ” I amgross and perverted, I’m obsessed ‘n deranged” shows that “the slime”would basically go to almost any extent to convince the viewers toaccept whatever “its” presenting to them.