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Analysis and comments on All in green went my love riding by e.e. cummings

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Comment 11 of 31, added on February 8th, 2006 at 9:43 AM.

does anyone notce at the end of the poem the play on the word "heart" heart
sounds like hart which also means deer. i don't know maybe that's really
obvious tho...

Daniel Clarke from United States
Comment 10 of 31, added on January 9th, 2006 at 5:38 PM.

Ok..im clueless...what is the true meaning of the poem though.What does the
title truely mean?All in Green went my love riding?

cluelees from United States
Comment 9 of 31, added on September 1st, 2005 at 4:08 PM.

this is a wonderful poem. the hypnotic weaving of rhyme, rhythm, and
alliteration creates a religious effect a la the celtic bards. this poem,
either consciously or unconsciously, represents a classic testimony to the
power of love as embodied by the Triple Moon Goddess of ancient lore. i
expect robert graves considered this a "true" poem. to me, this is
cummings' best technical effort, and my second favorite among all his
poems.

Patrick D
Comment 8 of 31, added on August 30th, 2005 at 4:04 PM.

What is romantic about the poem is not the hunting scene but, rather
Cummings's richness of color, internal rhyme, and alliteration. The message
of the poem is tragic...

Joshua from United States
Comment 7 of 31, added on June 4th, 2005 at 4:28 PM.

The title of Mr. Cummings's poem is not "All in green went my love riding."
It is actually "All in green my love went riding."


nobodie from United States
Comment 6 of 31, added on May 25th, 2005 at 5:59 PM.

I found this poem in my Lit. book, and it has become one of my favorites!
e.e. cummings is truly a master craftsman! He has become my third favorite,
behind Emily Dickinson and Edgar Allen Poe

Paige from United States
Comment 5 of 31, added on May 16th, 2005 at 2:11 PM.

Kinetik "tableau vivant" of a hunting scene.
In the last verse, the deer and the lover become one slained by the arrow
of the beloved one.
Something medieval about the poem....

liana pehrsson-berindei from Denmark
Comment 4 of 31, added on May 10th, 2005 at 9:11 AM.

One of my favorite love poems - for years I wore all green - hoping that
someone would recite the poem to me, and I would go off with him without
looking back.

ML Comber from United States
Comment 3 of 31, added on February 21st, 2005 at 3:47 AM.

This poem was put to music and sung by Joan Baez as a slow haunting ballad.
I work specially well as a song.

Michael from United Kingdom
Comment 2 of 31, added on January 30th, 2005 at 11:20 PM.

reminds me of the Petrarchan sonnet we read in my Lit class, with the woman
as a deer that the man hunts and fails to catch, only the roles are
reversed. also brings to mind the song "Greensleeves" and the myth of
Artemis/Diana. cummings is all over the place with this one...

Amanda from United States

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Poet: e.e. cummings
Poem: All in green went my love riding
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