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Analysis and comments on The Pennycandystore Beyond The El by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Comment 2 of 2, added on April 24th, 2012 at 12:16 AM.

I agree with Ashlyn about the vacancies in our lives that were hihitgghled
in Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening , especially the lack of
appreciation people give the simple things in life. I think this is a main
aspect of the poem, and we should all learn from this poem to appreciate
the small, seemingly insignificant things. If we do so, we will lead fuller
and happier lives.

Elisangela from Uzbekistan
Comment 1 of 2, added on April 11th, 2006 at 1:53 AM.

This poem is just an excellent example of the genius of Ferlinghetti. While
the entire book "A Coney Island of the Mind" is fantastic, this poem truly
does stick out. The mixing of concrete and abstract images helps paint a
picture that the reader could feasibly encounter in his or her everyday
life. The best line of the poem, in my opinion, is "a girl ran in, her hair
was rainy" It's so sad and and so unique in it's phrasing. To call someones
hair rainy, I don't know, that line is the one line that will haunt me and
inspire me at the same time; haunt me in the fact that I can never be
1/100th as good as Ferlinghetti and inspire to try.

beatdowntoyoursoul from United States

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Poet: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Poem: The Pennycandystore Beyond The El
Added: Feb 20 2003
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