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Comment 87 of 877, added on November 15th, 2005 at 3:30 PM.

i think this is too confusing but it has good lyrics and it flows really
good, its better than i could ever do...

plays with squrls from United States
Comment 86 of 877, added on November 15th, 2005 at 3:29 PM.

i think this poem is weak and i dont think that it is good because i dont
understand it. it was good tho and when people told me about it and
explained it more so now i like it alot and miss patterson it the best
teacher that i have ever had and thats y i understood it more thax to her
hahaha i know your reading this hehehe but i like this song because its
hard to understand and that makes it cool in a way

ben dover from Azerbaijan
Comment 85 of 877, added on November 15th, 2005 at 3:23 PM.

This poem is a very depressing and yet is very good poem. It is filled with
shame and yet hope. it brings that kind of feeling that in every life there
is someone for you. Just for you. But when that person that one person
dies, you feel upset, your world is torn apart bit by bit. The person
anyone has no will to live and I can't blame him. In a ordinary town their
were two love birds. That no one cared for. But when they past on, they
stared to care for one another. So in conclusion It gives you that hope,
that someone is their for you and yet bad things will happen. And it is a
matter if you look at the bad thing in a good way or a bad thing in a bad
way. Thank you for everything. Mario O-M-W-G

Senator Mario Orallo-Molinaro-Yallup-Goodworth from United States
Comment 84 of 877, added on November 15th, 2005 at 3:27 PM.

This poem I like alot beceuse it has hidden meaning that u have to really
think about. Sadly sometimes it is true. There are people u dont even
really get to know and then they are just gone and noone cares... but in
reality if u think about it it relates to real life. Like seeing someone
tha u dont really know or havent tried to know... its like they are just
there and if they leaveor something happends noone would know.. its sad
really.

gemini luver #1!! from United States
Comment 83 of 877, added on November 15th, 2005 at 3:29 PM.

Carl and TingTang have a very good analysis of the poem. But what you have
to realize that not all writing is meant to have a clear black and white
meaning. Keep in mind that authors are human beings too...

Will from United States
Comment 82 of 877, added on November 14th, 2005 at 10:17 AM.

cummings's poem is a punning paradox (with up so floating many bells down).
it takes only a small reversal of perspective, and language, to get a
truer view of life (he sang his didn't, he danced his did). The everyones
and someones think they have it right (they did their dance) because they
are like everyone else in the town which makes them someone important
(reaped their same).
But anyone and noone are truly in love and matched perfectly (she laughed
his joy, she cried his grief). This genuine love persists beyond the grave
(they dreamed their sleep). Anyone and noone see the possibilities (wish by
spirit and if by yes) while the townsfolk (women and men) see only the
limits (slept their dreams, said their nevers, sowed their isn't).
anyone can see the truth and live genuinely, but noone will love them for
being different. it only takes a simple reversal to make the music of life
sweet, but most people just get it backwards (Both dong and ding) and the
music only clangs away year after year, and life after life.


Carl from United States
Comment 81 of 877, added on November 6th, 2005 at 11:58 PM.

This is tingtang again. The last comment was my sisters and she sent it as
mine(I don't agree with hers), but here is my thought. I agree with Anna
that anyone is being shunned by the women, men, someones and everyones,
because it says"women and men cared for anyone not at all." Then I agree
with Karalyn that "noone" and "anyone" represent people who don't exist
because they are so different from everyone else. How are they different?
Well in the poem it says that "children guessed that noone loved anyone,
but they tried to forget as they got older." So,maybe noone and anyone
shared a relationship so different from everyone elses that everybody got
jealous. So, when they died everyone didn't seem to care or share their
condolences and they just went on with their lives. But, I still don't get
the time frame thing,"winter,autumn,spring and something else I don't
remember."

tingtang from United States
Comment 80 of 877, added on November 6th, 2005 at 10:07 PM.

in life there is a pattern. people are born, they grow,they live, then they
die. if people don't die, then how will life go on.

tingtang from United States
Comment 79 of 877, added on November 4th, 2005 at 5:18 PM.

Don't you people get it? this poem is about a man called anyone who
everyone in the town looks down upon and shuns (the name anyone represents
the fact that he is just an 'anyone' to everyone else in the town)but a
woman called no-one falls in love with him. in the end they die together
and are buried carelessly by the people of the village together and they
become a part of the 'cosmos'. ther you go!

Anna from Australia
Comment 78 of 877, added on November 3rd, 2005 at 12:52 PM.

I really didn't understand this poem at frist, but as i read on i got it.
It is a really good poem it is about noone and noone is nobody. What
happened to noone how nobody like kids, womens didn't care about nobody.
Days went by and still nobody cared about himsome kide did asked about him
but forgot about it as they grew. How noone died alone nobody kissed him
when he died. its really good. i like.

yasoda from United States

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Poet: e.e. cummings
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