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Analysis and comments on anyone lived in a pretty how town by e.e. cummings

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Comment 78 of 878, 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
Comment 77 of 878, added on November 3rd, 2005 at 12:52 PM.

I'm guessing this poem is about a town in which individual people lived. No
one paid any attention about anybody's lives. Then towards the middle of
the peom, a man fell in love with this woman.The man married his wife,
enjoyed what was there was to enjoy. Later,I guess the man dies . Though
noone dies, the woman still loved him, and she tried to cope with her
grief.

Fritzle from Zimbabwe
Comment 76 of 878, added on November 3rd, 2005 at 12:55 PM.

This peom, i think, is very confusing. It is hard to understand who the
poet is talking about when he says anyone and no one. Plus what is with the
seasons

jr from Jamaica
Comment 75 of 878, added on November 3rd, 2005 at 12:53 PM.

This poem is very confusing and I dont quite know what it is talking about
but he uses very good descriptions and it sounds like he is saying that
everyone is somone no matter what. And the people of the town are very
carefree and dont get in other peoples business just stick to themselves.

Kayla from United States
Comment 74 of 878, added on November 3rd, 2005 at 12:55 PM.

at first i didn't understand it, then reading it through i realized that
anyone loved noone and that their love was big but when anyone died and
the dream of being happy "broke" but still i don't get why to use names as
"anyone" and "noone" still the parts that i understand are good and i like
it!

cristian from Mexico
Comment 73 of 878, added on November 3rd, 2005 at 12:57 PM.

Well at first i had no idea what is was about...but then i read it once
more and it became very clear to me. I think it is very interesting how he
used words like anyone and everyone as charecters in the story. Really made
it more callageing and really made you look at the poem in a differant way.

Sage from Ireland
Comment 72 of 878, 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 878, 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.

Badboy
Comment 70 of 878, 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 878, 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

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Poet: e.e. cummings
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