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

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Comment 16 of 516, 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 516, 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 516, 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 516, added on March 2nd, 2006 at 4:43 PM.

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

laura baby from Australia
Comment 12 of 516, added on January 27th, 2006 at 3:44 PM.

unfortunately he`s right.

sarah from United Kingdom
Comment 11 of 516, added on January 19th, 2006 at 9:07 PM.

I believe that this the sarcasm that is used in this poem is social
commentary on humanity. When e.e. cummings uses the phrase "humanity i love
you" it is just sarcasm and at the end of the poem when it says "i hate
you" it is the speaker's real feelings coming out not covered by a thin
film of sarcasm.

Anna from United States
Comment 10 of 516, added on January 14th, 2006 at 9:38 PM.

i feel that the next to last lines: "because you are
forever making poems in the lap
of death Humanity

i hate you" reflect cummings' own feelings about his work - is it worth
making art in the hope of fighting the fear of death?

natalie from Canada
Comment 9 of 516, added on November 19th, 2005 at 11:56 AM.

As humans (as in humanity) we are not perfect, and we all possess the
ability to perform both good & evil tasks - (the duality of man); hence the
love/hate of humanity, You cannot have one with out the other. But then
again, this is only the second poem I have ever read.

Mike from United States
Comment 8 of 516, added on November 11th, 2005 at 8:25 PM.

I'm only 16 years old and have been asked to write about this poem in my
end of year exam. This is poem is worth recognition for the fact that it
gets so many people worked up over Humanities faults. I've read evryones
comments hear, agreeing & disagreeing with his point of view. But I believe
he is just trying to get people to acknowledge our faults and realize that
we must do something if we are to keep ourselves peacefully detached from
the rest of the earth. Although he does conclude "Humanity i hate you"
which i agree with a few other commenters, he seems to have been let down.
Almost as if he believed in us as a whole. For me it induced a great deal
of Shame.
Just a comment!

Alastair from Australia
Comment 7 of 516, added on September 19th, 2005 at 10:25 PM.

to me, it doesn't seem so much angry as cynical and sad -- disappointed.
Like he wants to love humanity, but its follies overreach his love and make
him disgusted and sad.

Kim from United States

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