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Analysis and comments on i carry your heart with me by e.e. cummings

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Comment 403 of 853, added on March 2nd, 2007 at 1:04 PM.

this poem is a very special poem i really enjoyed reading this poem. i
liked it alot thanx for writing this poem it showed me how much my
boyfriend and i are so much in lve

Sarah from United States
Comment 402 of 853, added on February 28th, 2007 at 12:03 AM.

After sifting through all 400+ comments, only 2 comments actually managed
to properly analyze the poem. About 50% of comments were about a movie, and
another 49% were about some dead person or a husband/wife...Yeesh. To
repeat what others have said here it is.

Comment 322 of 401, added on March 20th, 2006 at 10:57 AM.

The striking thing about the poem and the way it is (and should be read) is
that the idiosyncratic punctuation is part of its message. The conceit that
one can carry another's heart in one's heart is reinforced by the
juxtaposition of the lines.

GerBear from United States
Here are the definitions for this guys answer, since obviously he used a
thesaurus to write a comment :p
idiosyncratic - Odd, personalized, peculiar, eccentric and often out of
conceit - an elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very
dissimilar things
juxtaposition - the combining of improbable elements in close proximity to
each other.

Comment 255 of 401, added on February 9th, 2006 at 2:21 AM.

In this poem we can detect two sections which are complementary: the part
in the brackets underlines the semplicity of his feelings, explaining them
with colloquial images; the other seems more essential. There is not
physical descpription, so it could be addressed not only to a woman, but
also to a beloved person. It is a love poem, which deals with pure and
universal love, because it could be applied to every circumstance. We like
it very much. We are going to read it at Anna's marriage.

Anna, Anna, Elena e Sara from Italy

a proper analysis from Canada
Comment 401 of 853, added on February 27th, 2007 at 10:54 PM.

I heard this poem when i watched the movie,"In her shoes" and the words
touched my heart...esp,the line"i carry ur heart with me,i carry it in my
heart..."i note down the poems n' quotations i like in my "quotation
book".....n' i've even noted dis one....its is a beautiful poem and
expresses feelings and it can help us do the same to our loved ones.....:)
Love is worth everythig and cannot be exchanged for anything!!

Comment 400 of 853, added on February 26th, 2007 at 10:15 AM.

I love this poem!!!!!!!! I dedicate this to all the loves in my

Morgan G. from United States
Comment 399 of 853, added on February 24th, 2007 at 1:35 PM.

I saw the movie "In Her Shoes" and cried at the end when I heard the
poem.... "It made my heart hurt..." I am an artist and love to paint
cards. I especially love adding poems, quotes and motivational statements
to them...this poem, I like to share with all my dearest loved ones and
also my deceased husband Bruce.

Sherry M. H. from Canada
Comment 398 of 853, added on February 11th, 2007 at 12:13 PM.

I always love this Poem, this poem express the truth of the meaning of the
love. Make me crying, because I cant love someone that way.

I really want to love someone thats way!!

luna from Indonesia
Comment 397 of 853, added on February 8th, 2007 at 10:48 PM.

This poem desciribes something so proufound and sacred that its calm and
quiet. Nothing else sometimes really needs to be said, the most beautiful
things and sometimes wrapped in simplicity, its sacred and profound, yet

Nicolaso from Italy
Comment 396 of 853, added on January 31st, 2007 at 12:36 AM.

The first time I ever heard this poem I cried and thought that I must
read it on my daughters wedding day. It is very powerful and personal. It
made me think about alot of loved one's in my life.

sherry from United States
Comment 395 of 853, added on January 28th, 2007 at 1:06 AM.

I do believe that (if someone were to read me this poem)It just might be
the most touching and sweetest thing (i have ever heard)

*~Christy Marie~* from United States
Comment 394 of 853, added on January 25th, 2007 at 2:31 PM.

Are there any words sufficient enough to explain how wonderful this poem
is? It depicts love from every angle and surface, reaches into the depths
of your heart and gives you a way to exress your undying love for another.
Not only for a lover, but the love for a child, a friend, parent, or
sibling. It causes us to cry with sadness, as well as laugh with happiness
in the same moment. There are few who can say they don't understand the
meanng of this poem.

Sandra from United States

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