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Analysis and comments on r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r by e.e. cummings

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Comment 5 of 155, added on March 28th, 2005 at 8:14 PM.

the sheer brilliancy of the words arranged (or rather disarranged) to form
a poem that also forms itself into something that describes a very precise
image of a grasshopper..whew..cummings is a genius in literary
lunacy..artistic and very ingenius

Robert from Philippines
Comment 4 of 155, added on February 11th, 2005 at 11:35 PM.

this is the image of a grasshopper, rather, a bunch of them. they start out
ruffled as something comes along and then slowly settle down to resume
their original form which was clam and stable. OR it could be boiled down
the the essence of one grasshopper, and this poem is merely a celebration
of something so simple, yet he made it so complex. ee cummings is an
interesting poet in this way. he writes in such simple language, but it can
mean so much. ahh, how i love thee.

amy from United States
Comment 3 of 155, added on February 2nd, 2005 at 8:08 PM.

my English teacher claims that this poem is shaped like a grasshopper...
it's more linear here on the webpage but the original formation is
scattered. still don't see it though... i guess i just envision bugs
differently than my teacher :)

Amanda from United States
Comment 2 of 155, added on November 4th, 2004 at 4:55 PM.

I believe it read as such:

grasshopper, who, as we look, now upgathering into himself, leaps, arriving
to become, rearrangingly, a grasshopper

Scottyv from United States
Comment 1 of 155, added on October 18th, 2004 at 12:27 PM.

cummings is my favorite poet. i made an hommage to him in my blog
http://paulodtoledo.blog.uol.com.br
i wait you there!
ps: i am brazilian and my english is not so good.

paulo de toledo from Brazil

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Poet: e.e. cummings
Poem: r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r
Added: Jan 31 2004
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Poem of the Day: Feb 19 2005


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