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Analysis and comments on Buffalo Bill's by e.e. cummings

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Comment 54 of 434, added on March 9th, 2012 at 2:28 AM.

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Comment 53 of 434, added on March 8th, 2012 at 4:18 PM.

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Comment 52 of 434, added on March 8th, 2012 at 7:07 AM.

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Comment 51 of 434, added on February 12th, 2012 at 5:30 AM.

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Comment 50 of 434, added on November 5th, 2011 at 10:52 AM.
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a.axyfkt from United States
Comment 49 of 434, added on September 14th, 2011 at 1:43 AM.

What separates this poem and most of E.E. Cummings work is how the spatial
arrangement of words creates a physical rhythm unlike other poems where
more metrical devices create rhythm. It makes the piece have a pace and a
cadence unlike any other, first slow then fast. Cummings also has a
remarkable talent for wordsmithing, "watersmooth-silver stallion" has an
enhanting ring to it like no other, further cementing poetry as a medium
further enjoyed when read aloud.

Janet from United States
Comment 48 of 434, added on September 13th, 2011 at 10:42 PM.

The overall tone of this poem is cynical, if not downright satirical. It is
playfully innocent in its nastiness. Cummings shows that no matter how
wonderful, or handsome, or skilled, or charming this iconic man was, Death
still came out on top. I think it is interesting how Buffalo Bills and
Mister Death line up at the beginning and the end. Cummings uses this
circular nature to tie the poem up.
Also, he uses the word defunct, which means that something is no longer
existing or performing its duties. I think it is a great synonym for dead
in context of the tone.

Krista from United States
Comment 47 of 434, added on September 13th, 2011 at 9:43 PM.

This poem references the historic figure Buffalo Bill and his way of life.
It is almost describing how his legacy and the impression he left on
society is greater than his death because he is still a part of American
life. The tone of the poem is happy and showing that the life of Buffalo
Bill was exciting and different.

Kelsey from United States
Comment 46 of 434, added on September 13th, 2011 at 9:35 PM.

I think cummings is honoring Buffalo Bill by saying defunct, not dead.
Isolating the word Jesus emphasizes how incredible Buffalo Bill was.

Margaret from United States
Comment 45 of 434, added on September 13th, 2011 at 4:23 PM.

He is trying to convey that no one, not even the legendary Buffalo Bill,
can escape death. No matter how much power and charisma you have, death is

Anu from United States

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Poet: e.e. cummings
Poem: Buffalo Bill's
Added: Jan 31 2004
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