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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 35 of 365, added on February 27th, 2009 at 8:52 PM.

e e cummings is my favorite poet..i know all his poems by heart. my teacher
first showed me this poem when i was in 7th grade, at first i didnt get it.
but over the years i understood it! now im in 11th grade and i still love
his work! thank you e e cummings!

Brittney Kogut from United States
Comment 34 of 365, added on August 30th, 2007 at 7:07 PM.

Grasshopper.
Who as we look up now gathering into a T, he leaps arriving to
rearrangingly become grasshopper.

I love this poem. Really Really.

Annette
Comment 33 of 365, added on May 29th, 2007 at 9:04 PM.

i'm in 7th grade and i was assigned this poem to figure out. it took me 3
hours!!!!!!!!! :( actually, i didn't really do it, which is why i now love
this site

Casey from United States
Comment 32 of 365, added on April 8th, 2007 at 4:15 PM.

Okay, check this out...you guys are all missing the 'a' so you end up with
the wrong translation. This is a letter-for-letter translation - nothing
added or left out - no personal interpretations. Enjoy!

grasshopper
who
as we look
up now gathering
GRASSHOPPER
into-
a ‘T’ he leaps!:
arriving grasshopper
to rearrangingly
become
grasshopper


paul from Canada
Comment 31 of 365, added on February 28th, 2007 at 1:10 PM.

ok i am a senior in high school i have to wrie a paper on this poem. i have
a 4.0 gpa and i have been voted prom king. i have looked at this poem for 2
weeks and i have gotten the title down and i have not gotten much further
than that. how do i go about undertanding this poem. i just dont understand
the damn thing. some help would be nice. my e-mail is
love2ridebmx2002@sbcglobal.net please help me jamie

jamie from United States
Comment 30 of 365, added on April 18th, 2006 at 9:24 PM.

Most of e.e. cummings' work allowed readers to come up with their own
interpretation, which is always nice. He also intends for most of his work
to be read like a painting since he was also a painter and so he often
painted with words. This means that he probably did not want you to
necessarily read it as if it were a sentence, or even read it one time
through as if it had one meaning. If you do this you will miss key details
that help to fill in the mental imagery created by the poem. Each word or
letter may be used for more than one meaning and not all of the letters
have to be used in one interpretation. For instance it could be, in
sentence format for easy understanding:

‘r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r’, who, as we look up now, gathering into a leap,
arriving to become rearrangingly ‘grasshopper’.


‘r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r’, who, as we look up now, gathering into the leap ’s
(is) a riving ‘gRrEaPsPhOs’ to rearraningly become ‘grasshopper’.

Just a few quick interpretations and some food for thought. I hope most
people will stop trying to read cummings: the one right way, as prose, and
as typical poetry for that matter.



Kelly P. from United States
Comment 29 of 365, added on April 9th, 2006 at 7:22 PM.

I was assigned this poem in my english class to be explicated. I'm a junior
in high school and i think i speak for everyone who was assigned this poem
when i say, this is a very CONFUSING poem!
but some peoples comments really helped me understand it alittle better!So
thanks!
E.E. Cummings is an awesome poet that writes poems in ways that makes his
readers think and analyze what he has written. I just wish i could
understand it alittle better!
oh well!



Blair Ruffins from United States
Comment 28 of 365, added on April 2nd, 2006 at 4:16 PM.

The poem says:

Who, as we look, now upgathering into himself, leaps, arriving to become,
rearrangingily, a grasshopper

Yaritza
Comment 27 of 365, added on February 3rd, 2006 at 6:46 PM.

grasshopper, who, as we look now is upathering into himself, leaps,
arriving to become, rearrangingly, a grasshopper.

or i think so at least =)

Odious Youth from United States
Comment 26 of 365, added on January 29th, 2006 at 8:08 PM.

this poem likes men

rassghgay

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