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Comment 27 of 877, added on January 5th, 2005 at 11:08 PM.

This is a wonderful poem.. and if it had been written in a simple easy to
read way.. it wouldn't have the effect that it does. I read it for the
first time in english, and i didn't understand a word of it.. but then as
our teacher explained it to us, it made so much sense.. i have to admit.. i
almost cried! One thing i notcied after the class, when i came home and
read it.. is that e.e. cummings writes his poetry in lower case.. but in
this poem there are two instances were you capitalizes something.. he
capatalizes the word Women two times.. i'm not really sure if it means
anything.. but.. maybe, e-mail me if you have any ideas about it!

Caitlin from United States
Comment 26 of 877, added on January 3rd, 2005 at 3:29 AM.

I particularly enjoyed how Cummings put a word(s) into a syntax such that
he gives an abstract word an actual definition. For example: "anyone" has
its usual meaning of being a nobody in particular, while to his fellow
townsmen he is just "anyone", and to the reader "anyone" is a specific
individual who is capable of love. (Robert E. Wagner) All in all, E. E.
Cummings is a brilliant poet and writer.

Joshua from United States
Comment 25 of 877, added on December 27th, 2004 at 3:02 PM.

This poem is heartbreaking to me. Not for Anyone and Noone but for the
Everyones and Someones. They rejected Anyone and he found happiness with
Noone, they went through life and hide their pain when they "laughed their
cryings". To top that off they gave up all hope when they "said their
nevers and slept their dream". At least Noone and Anyone had a life
together where liveing their dreams. I also loved the way that he showed
time lapsing by naming seasons and emotion, it's unique and brillant.

Amanda from United States
Comment 24 of 877, added on December 19th, 2004 at 4:22 PM.

This poet is not well known in Italy. I appreciate his style and his way of
see things, very near to me. In my opinion he did not receive in life the
right level of fame for a poet of his talent. His poetry is blood and body
and his best skill is to see over things to capture their real nature

Black Jack from Italy
Comment 23 of 877, added on December 6th, 2004 at 12:07 PM.

This is my favorite poem ever. It has so many levels of meaning. It
reminds me of the picture of the young woman/old hag where you can see two
very different pictures simultaneously. I first read this poem in a class
in college, but as I have grown older and experienced things like loosing
my anyone, this poem has shown deeper shades of meaning for me. I think I
really enjoy this poem because it wasn't easy to understand and took
wrestling with, but when I took a rest (I'll never be done) the word
picture this poem brought was so beautiful.

Teresa from United States
Comment 22 of 877, added on December 5th, 2004 at 6:32 PM.

When I first read this poem I had no clue what it was talking about, but it
struck something in me and I fell in love with the poem. I read it over and
over agin but it wasen't untill I read all the comments that it really made
sence. I love cummings' poems because they have dept and they don't just
spell it out for you. The way he captures life in this poem is so real it's
scarry.

Rachel from United States
Comment 21 of 877, added on December 5th, 2004 at 2:10 AM.

i was fortunate enough to hear this poem read by him on tape not too long
ago in my creative writing class and they way he reads it is like no other,
he's greatly inspired me and i totally disagree with this rick james
fellow, you just need to open your eyes little one

Justin D. from United States
Comment 20 of 877, added on December 2nd, 2004 at 12:08 PM.

hey i dont really understand poems but i think one significant thing is
that towards the end of the poem he capitalizes Women and he never
capitalizes anything but im not sure what it mean he must have been writing
about someone her loved or something

Liz Miller from United States
Comment 19 of 877, added on November 19th, 2004 at 10:12 AM.

im doing a report on e.e. cummings and i find that it is very hard to
understand him but i think it is just a matter of looking beyond the words
meanings and thinking outside of the box, just like e.e. cummings was doing
when he wrote this poem. So far this is my favorite poem of his and i think
it is very fun to read. i have read it all to my friends already and they
look at me like im crazy or something because they dont get it but
hopefully i will understand better as i go thru my report. if anyone has
any good information on E.E. cummings please email it to me
thank you

Liz from United States
Comment 18 of 877, added on November 19th, 2004 at 9:03 AM.

i love this poem my english teacher and i have decided that we were goin
to pick our favortive poems and bring them into class i chose this poem
because it was one of the only poems that make me think about iti honestly
love this poem and e.e cummings, cummings is very smart! thanx for the
wonderful work

andrea

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