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Comment 9 of 59, added on April 14th, 2006 at 9:06 AM.
Personally, I don't see either of thoes. It could be interprited as such,
but I definately wouldn't tack it down to that, merely because he mentions
largness and the dance. Then again, I never liked it when people other
than the writer tries to convince people of a meaning. The reason poetry
is beautiful is because it's open to interpritation. To me it's about the
beauty, and different forms that death takes. However if I suspended my
disbelief enough, I'm sure you could interprate it to things soldiers go
through in war, or puberty, or devorce. Either way, don't get caught up
too deeply on tying it to tie it to something, just let it be beautiful,
and influence you in it's own way.
Matthew from United States
Comment 8 of 59, added on December 30th, 2005 at 7:12 AM.
This poem is about a young adolescent exploring her new feelings of
interest in men with both excitement and dread. "Dead" in the poem
symbolizes her sense that the changes of puberty will make her someone as
unimaginable to her younger self as the state of being dead is unimaginable
to an adult.
Ronnie Apter from United States
Comment 7 of 59, added on November 3rd, 2005 at 1:18 PM.
ohhhhh that sent tingles down my spine- i love the contrast he uses, and
the way he makes you pay attention with the randomness of the punctuation.
rinnnnnn from United States
Comment 6 of 59, added on October 24th, 2005 at 7:41 PM.
you guys!! this poem isn't about death at all, it's about a woman loosing
her virginity. if you keep that in mind and reread the poem, i think it is
apparent. I really like his use of simple (almost childish) language in
this peom to express adult, sexual ideas. Its an intresting contrast.
ihearteecummings from United States
Comment 5 of 59, added on September 5th, 2005 at 10:51 AM.
what the hell it doesn`t make sense. and neither does that title.
Comment 4 of 59, added on May 17th, 2005 at 12:54 PM.
I love this poem.
how cummings portrays dead is so seductive... it's wonderful
lisa from Canada
Comment 3 of 59, added on February 26th, 2005 at 11:15 PM.
This is an amazing poem. The way that Cummings refers to death as largeness
really struck me- sinking into something infinitely larger then yourself,
taking off the prickly garment of life and falling into something 'too firm
to be hard.'
from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Comment 2 of 59, added on January 31st, 2005 at 7:34 PM.
I love all the run on sentences.
from United States
Comment 1 of 59, added on November 3rd, 2004 at 9:32 PM.
One of his best poems, also love Buffalo Bill and Pretty How Town
from United States
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