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Comment 72 of 482, added on November 3rd, 2005 at 12:53 PM.

This poem is very sad and depressiing, because nobody loved anyone and they
are doing their own thing and not caring about other people. Since in the
poem it said that somebody died and nobody even stopped to see what happen
and care about them. Also I think that nobody and anybody means people that
died and women and men represents people that are living.

Lili from United States
Comment 71 of 482, added on November 3rd, 2005 at 12:48 PM.

I really didnt like this poem, I do wish i could find it fasinating and
meaningful. I wasnt blown away at how cummings was able to fit all of that
in a simple poem. I must say i agree with cummings, i think people should
live how they want and be who they want, not lisen to the rest of the
world. But be an individual. Now tell me if i am way off in this meaning. I
have only read this poem a few times.

Comment 70 of 482, added on November 3rd, 2005 at 12:49 PM.

this poem is really good... um... actually im juss saying that because my
teacher is making me do this.. this peom is confusing until you actually
try to read it then it makes sense... wass up jordan

batman from South Africa
Comment 69 of 482, added on November 3rd, 2005 at 12:52 PM.

I think this poem is saying that everyone goes through the life cycles..
because it repeats the seasons...spring,summer,fall,winter many times. It
says that we go through out lives no matter what happens but don't take the
time to care. I says that "no one" is loving of "anyone" while all the
other people in town is going about their lives. Then in the end they both
died and were buried next to each other.

Angela from United States
Comment 68 of 482, added on November 3rd, 2005 at 12:52 PM.

I think that this is a very confusing poem and im not sure whos who but i
do like how he says everyones married to somones, I think that when he was
writting this poem it was his idea a perfect town or maybe this reminds him
of his home town it also says that noone loved anyone so maybe he was
depresed or havin problems with the ladies but all in all i feel that this
poem is very confusing and i dont understand a word of it and the more i
try an read it the more it confuses me.

j-dizzle from South Africa
Comment 67 of 482, added on November 3rd, 2005 at 12:54 PM.

By reading this poem theres a million things that come to my mind but the
one significant one that sticks out is he describing some kind of marriage
i like the way he describes all the seasons in this poem im not usually the
one for poerty but this one i didnt mind

Weirdo from United States
Comment 66 of 482, added on November 2nd, 2005 at 6:31 PM.

when i first read it i was like "how am i ever gonna be able to do an
analysis for this poem?" then when i looked into it this poem really makes
sense, because noone is someone.

Alex from United States
Comment 65 of 482, added on November 2nd, 2005 at 4:47 PM.

I read this poem in english class in grade 11. at first glance i thought it
was just another case of that "break and entry" poetry. but wow, once it
clicks...it's like, (Bang!)

adam from Canada
Comment 64 of 482, added on October 27th, 2005 at 3:37 PM.

I believe that ALIAPHT is an amazing, inspiring, thought-provoking poem. In
my class, we are analyzing this poem, and I've noticed quite a few things.
First, I believe the first three stanzas represent an earlier time in
anyone's life. The next three stanzas (I'm not sure if I spelled 'stanzas'
correctly, sorry) represent the point in time where anyone and noone's love
was at its zenith, when they were young and content. The last three
stanzas represent the death of anyone and finally noone, the conclusion--as
happens with all great things--of their 'fairytale' lives together and only
together. anyone and noone being buried side by side gives a sense of
togethrness, and though they are no longer alive, they remain as one happy

Kayleigh from United States
Comment 63 of 482, added on October 27th, 2005 at 12:00 PM.

I must disagree that the "dong and ding" imply stupidity. Everytime I read
this poem I am getting a more defined image of what cummings is protraying
for the reader. There's a cycle in the poem, a never-ending circle, if you
will. The arrangement of the seasons and the "sun moon stars rain" follows
a distinct circle and I believe "dong and ding" aide this technique,
implying a clock, a set cycle.

"Anyone" and "noone" represent people that don't exist, while "Women and
men" represent everyone trapped on a cycle that repeats itself, thus they
"went their came" and "reaped their sowing." Their lives are repetious.

Karalyn from United States

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