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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 29 of 399, 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
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 399, 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

Comment 27 of 399, 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 399, added on January 29th, 2006 at 8:08 PM.

this poem likes men

Comment 25 of 399, added on January 19th, 2006 at 8:42 AM.

This is a great poem and very masterfully done.I don't really see the
grasshopper shape but I understand the significance of the writing. Life is
ever changing and as the grasshopper does we should also take each leap
with courage and determination.

Vicki Lemmon from United States
Comment 24 of 399, added on December 4th, 2005 at 4:57 PM.

ok, apparently this page doesnt print things correctly unless i use html so
OOPS.. thats not how the poems supposed to look either. heres a link:

Comment 23 of 399, added on December 4th, 2005 at 4:39 PM.

this poem is not printed correctly. it should be something like this:

a)s w(e loo)k
S a
rIvInG .gRrEaPsPhOs)

Comment 22 of 399, added on December 1st, 2005 at 3:16 PM.

but were does the, a, go? before the "The"

Comment 21 of 399, added on November 30th, 2005 at 3:29 PM.

this poem has got to be the hardest poem to understand.
anyone who had enough time to figure out what this poem meant is stupid
its is such a waste of time
thanks for whoever figured it out though now i can understand it

kevin mc
Comment 20 of 399, added on November 30th, 2005 at 11:14 AM.

pizza is good. it makes me happy. with anchovies, and of course eggplant
and chocolate sauce. Although, it gives me heart burn and hives. i like
turtles too, they are nice to me. and i think that i should grow a moose
antler on my ears. i have a goté and i like it. just like turtles. my mom
says that i have to shave it off darn-i was hoping that i could join the
circus, but now my dreams are crushed.
and i love earings, and turtles, and of course, pizza! i love you truely

mergitrude hudson from Canada

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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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