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

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Comment 13 of 43, added on May 23rd, 2007 at 4:30 PM.

this is a really interesting poem. Does he die at the end or does he kill
his love? I am a bit confused.

julia from United Kingdom
Comment 12 of 43, added on December 25th, 2006 at 2:47 PM.

this poem remind me of an old irish song about Molly Bawn. Her love
accidently shoots her because she looks like a swan while he is out
hunting. In this poem it seems his love went out for a ride in the woods
and was killed by a hunter as well, though not the narrator himself.

Frankie from United States
Comment 11 of 43, 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 43, 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 43, 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 43, 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 43, 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 43, 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 43, 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 43, 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

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Poet: e.e. cummings
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