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

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Comment 19 of 589, 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

Kaatrien from Australia
Comment 18 of 589, 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,

Paul_loyolahs from United States
Comment 17 of 589, 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 589, 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 589, 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 589, 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 589, 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 589, added on January 27th, 2006 at 3:44 PM.

unfortunately he`s right.

sarah from United Kingdom
Comment 11 of 589, 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 589, 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

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