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Analysis and comments on Humanity i love you by e.e. cummings

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Comment 22 of 522, added on February 12th, 2012 at 5:29 AM.
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lKkDu5 Pleased to read intelligent thoughts in Russian. I`ve been living in
England for already 5 years!...

oem software from Ghana
Comment 21 of 522, added on February 23rd, 2011 at 11:23 PM.
Humanity i love you

I have three favorite poems...Ozymandias by P.B. Shelley, Raisin in the Sun
by Langston Hughes and Humanity i love you by e.e. cummings.

...."that you would rather black the boots of success than enquire whose
soul dangles from his watch chain". In other words, we fawn over the rich
and famous, envy them, try to be them but never stop to consider what we
corrupt within ourselves along the road of becoming. The Portrait of
Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is an interesting and excellent extension of
this theme. Can anyone actually achieve great financial success without
sacrificing their soul...and the souls of many others? Were we all not so
willing to throw principles aside to achieve our personal "success", this
would be a much different and more beautiful world. Just ask Bernie Madoff,
Hosni Mubarek or Kadafi...or maybe Bill Clinton, George Bush or Barak
Obama. Just how many souls are dangling from those watch chains?

Adriaen from United States
Comment 20 of 522, added on July 11th, 2008 at 9:45 AM.

the last lines are a redemption of mankind.
cummings does not stray from sarcasm even at the end, and perhaps
begrudgingly, turns his condemnation on its head because of mankind's
willingness to "make poems in the lap of death" (create in the midst of its
own suffering, mortality and denial)

William Brennan from United States
Comment 19 of 522, added on February 18th, 2008 at 6:31 AM.

Love this poem,basically he;s saying humanity is full of fuc-ers who are
more interested in peoples status and front than who they are internally
"Whose soul dangles from his watch chain".

He says we possess a bit of morality admist all the crap things we do but
mostly in the end he is resigned to us being blind to "importance of
life",to what life is,we are continually forgeting it's there like lost car
keys.

Kaatrien from Australia
Comment 18 of 522, added on April 17th, 2007 at 9:32 PM.

"E.E. Cummings is a heavy user of sarcasm and personification in his
poetry. He follows very closely the guidelines of modernistic imagism,
covering his true and honest feelings only with a thin layer of sarcasm,
still making his true point strongly felt by the reader. And at the end of
this poem, Cummings even ceases use of that and just comes straight out and
makes his point flat out. Another strong element present here is his use of
personification, evident throughout the poem. Not only does he use
personification as the overall picture of humanity, but he also uses this
personification along with material metaphors to emphasize upon the selfish
nature of humanity."

this is the introduction to my research paper on his poem. SUGGESTIONS,
TIPS, CRITICISM WELCOMED AND ENCOURAGED!!!!!!

Paul_loyolahs from United States
Comment 17 of 522, added on April 12th, 2007 at 12:41 AM.

1st off laura, baby, disgust... dusgust... secondly you should adopt
stupid's name. working on a term paper, Cummings is my favorite poet. I
love poetry and am said to be good at it, finding sites with expert
criticism though is not my strong point. I need some quotable (citable
rather) sources for the criticism section of my paper, any ideas? I need
people who are intelligent enough to realize the obvious sarcasm/ be able
to securely and acurately analyze poetry.

you wish you were this cool from United States
Comment 16 of 522, added on March 1st, 2007 at 8:05 PM.

laura baby he hates humanity he doesn't love it he's using irony and
sarcasm read it and try actually hearing him

stupid from United States
Comment 15 of 522, added on February 25th, 2007 at 9:59 PM.

he's using sarcasm to show his distaste for society and also his thoughts
on World War 1 he wrote this right after

happy happy joy joy from Slovenia
Comment 14 of 522, added on March 28th, 2006 at 8:20 PM.

i chose this poem for a project for my highschool poetry unit. like many
of the poems cummings wrote, this one is satirical and has a sarcastic tone
to it. this makes it effective, like people had said in the above
comments. It was really helpful for me to understand the poem more, now
that i have heard other people's perspectives. Thanks for all the help.

Jackie from United States
Comment 13 of 522, added on March 2nd, 2006 at 4:43 PM.

he seems to love humanity but yet he feels sad and discusted at the same
time

laura baby from Australia

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