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Comment 14 of 874, added on November 3rd, 2004 at 9:34 PM.

this is clearly about the repetition of daily life. cummings creates a
sense of monotony that is rather depressing. its a cycle of life that no
one wants to become a part of and no one can break.


Scott Whitford from Peru
Comment 13 of 874, added on October 28th, 2004 at 4:14 PM.

I am not too old so I'm not the greatest at understanding all the things
that Cummings is trying to express, but of all the poems I've read so far,
I like this one best. I understand it better than some of them, and I love
the beauty Cummings can form with words alone!

Kim from United States
Comment 12 of 874, added on October 20th, 2004 at 11:33 PM.

The last stanza of the poem is very interesting. Within four lines the poet
summarises the human life in the world. Human beings come to the world,
live for years witnessing all the seasons anyway they like and then
inevitably die and go back to God. "went their came" to me means, return to
the place of origin.

V ivek from India
Comment 11 of 874, added on October 19th, 2004 at 11:42 AM.

I see now. I couldn't see what he was talking about, but now...

Anthony
Comment 10 of 874, added on October 18th, 2004 at 7:20 PM.

This is one of my favorite poems of all time. It's gorgeous and it
beautifully explains how everyone dreams when they're young, but never
works for their dreams. People go through life half-asleep going through
the motions and then dying... it's a wonderful poem.

Pickle from United States
Comment 9 of 874, added on October 16th, 2004 at 9:19 PM.

When I first read this poem I tought it was jibberish but after I read it a
couple of times it became one of my favorite poems. You need to break the
rules once and while and thats what he does and that makes the poem and
peot even better.

Jewls from United States
Comment 8 of 874, added on October 15th, 2004 at 12:04 AM.

E.E. Cummings was not only a poet, but also a painter with words. He
doesn't paint as most writers do by giving vivid details, but he does so by
unique word order and gramatical usages. Just reading the line "spring
summer autumn winter," I pictured all the seasons passing rapidly, giving
me a send of the passage of time.

Rob from United States
Comment 7 of 874, added on October 13th, 2004 at 9:33 PM.

Something everyone--especially English Lit majors--should know: English is
an art. Don't ruin it with rules. e.e. cummings is brilliant and
avant-garde, and it's not a matter of understanding word for word right
away--it's the feeling evoked in the reader after reading the poem.
Seriously--scrap your rules. You'll be amazed at how free you can be.

Cocotte from Canada
Comment 6 of 874, added on October 3rd, 2004 at 8:21 PM.

It is a very experimental poem. It might be difficult to read but it is
humanly-possible to understand:)


Comment 5 of 874, added on October 3rd, 2004 at 8:17 PM.

I think it is a very expiramental poem. It might be dificult, but it is
humanly-possible to understand.

ashley

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Poet: e.e. cummings
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