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Comment 39 of 909, added on May 7th, 2005 at 5:13 PM.

My favorite aspect of this poem is the way Cummings uses "circles" to give
an overall background of the endless cycle of life that operates regardless
of the individual. He of course uses the "sun moon stars rain" and "autumn
winter spring summer" patterns that gradually rotate throughout the poem.
But he also makes circles in other ways, using opposites like "stir" (move
around) and "still" and "up" and "down." And to clinch the whole circle
concept, in the last stanza he repeats the first, indicating that the
entire cycle begins again...and again...

Katie from United States
Comment 38 of 909, added on April 18th, 2005 at 9:51 PM.

thinking of anyone, noone, everyone, and someone as individuals helps to
clarify the poem, but the characteristics of all of these "individuals"
apply to every person. all people at some point in their lives feel that,
like anyone, they do not belong. to such "anyones" the rest of the world is
just conforming "someones" and "everyones." such "someones" marry the
people who mean the world to them, their "everyones," but to all others,
that "everyone" is really a "noone." Whew! pretty explicit, huh? that is
the beauty of ee cummings.

Shantice from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Comment 37 of 909, added on April 11th, 2005 at 5:31 PM.

At first, it was hard for me to understand this poem. E.E. Cummings uses
these amazing and beautiful words that just flow so well together and after
i read it afain, it all sank in. I think it's kind of depressing though,
how time just goes on so rapidly but the world doesn't really change
because everyone is a noone to some people but a someone to others...this
is hard to put into words lol.

Brittany from United States
Comment 36 of 909, added on April 6th, 2005 at 3:44 AM.

when i read this poem the first time around, i merely thought of the
sweetness life gives us, but as i read it multiple times after that, i
really began to understand what message ee cummings was trying to deliver.
i felt that the poem reflects society as encompassing people and sorting us
into categories, not as individuals but as the social norm. i also felt
that it represented the cycle of life in that everyone follows a certain
routine, just like the seasons "spring summer autumn winter". time passes
and life continues and the process is endless, with the numerous persons
who are born each day. thats just my viewpoint at least. :)

Hala from United States
Comment 35 of 909, added on April 6th, 2005 at 3:44 AM.

when i read this poem the first time around, i merely thought of the
sweetness life gives us, but as i read it multiple times after that, i
really began to understand what message ee cummings was trying to deliver.
i felt that the poem reflects society as encompassing people and sorting us
into categories, not as individuals but as the social norm. i also felt
that it represented the cycle of life in that everyone follows a certain
routine, just like the seasons "spring summer autumn winter". time passes
and life continues and the process is endless, with the numerous persons
who are born each day. thats just my viewpoint at least. :)

Hala from United States
Comment 34 of 909, added on March 30th, 2005 at 5:59 PM.

can someone explain this peopme thourgholly and what does star rain sun
moon stand for? and does sun moon star rain mean anything diffrent

Jim from United States
Comment 33 of 909, added on March 10th, 2005 at 11:53 AM.

Anyone and noone is what we all are. He's pointing out that our lives have
no meaning.

L from United States
Comment 32 of 909, added on March 8th, 2005 at 7:50 PM.

e.e. cummings is amazing. the ways he writes is so unique. when i read
this poem i didnt get much out of it. than i looked at it and i thnk i got
it. as time passes life goes on and it happens to everyone which is why he
didn't give any names in this poem. life, when looked at it generally, is
the same for everyone. children grow up, fall in love and die and it just
happens.

"Women and men(both dong and ding)
summer autumn winter spring
reaped thier sowing and went their came
sun moon stars rain"

matt whitaker from United States
Comment 31 of 909, added on February 27th, 2005 at 6:27 PM.

this is my favorite cummings poem! i have to do a report on him and this
sis a big part of the presentation. like justin d. i was able to listen on
tape.it is a very rewarding experience, especially since he is no longer
living.

Grace from United States
Comment 30 of 909, added on February 4th, 2005 at 5:08 PM.

Awesome! The way this poem flows is creat. It is playful but very serious
at the same time. I love it.

Adrienne from United States

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