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

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Comment 261 of 801, added on February 12th, 2006 at 8:33 AM.

Only one word can truly describe this poem... BEAUTIFUL! I, just like the
other 260 people commenting, heard this poem on In Her Shoes.. and I cried
so hard. It reminded me SO much of my 3 sisters, but of my boyfriend as
well. I enjoyed this poem, because it never gave the reader a sense of 2
lovers, family, or friends (characters). I like this, because I can use it
for my 3 sisters.. or I can use it with my boyfriend. I was truly touched
by this poem. I have always like E.E. Cummings and I am so upset that I am
just now getting to know this poem.

Jessica from United States
Comment 260 of 801, added on February 11th, 2006 at 11:15 PM.

I also heard this poem in the movie In Her Shoes. I plan on reading it
during my wedding instead of vows. It is one of the first poems i've ever
read that expressed the true love I feel for my fiance. It's a tear
jerker.

Aimee from United States
Comment 259 of 801, added on February 10th, 2006 at 2:26 AM.

Well, I am the same as everyone else. I just got finished watching "In Her
Shoes" and I started crying when Cameron Diaz read 'I carry your heart (I
carry it in my heart).' This poem is so beautiful. I usually do not like
poetry because it doesn't make any sense to me, but this poem did. It was
written so beautifully and it reminded me of my sisters as well, but it
reminded me of my boyfriend who is my 1st love-we have been together for
4years and 3months now and he is my best friend. I love him more than
myself and I truly do carry his heart in my heart. I think this would be a
great poem to read to your soon to be husband on your wedding day and I
might do that! I'm glad I heard the poem on the movie! Here it is:

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

E.E. Cummings

Stephanie from United States
Comment 258 of 801, added on February 9th, 2006 at 9:03 AM.

i became obsessed with the poem: I carry your heart with me, after seeing
the movie: In Her Shoes. It expressed for me the eternity of endless
love. It was so beautiful and far reaching - I cried and cried and cried
and searched everywhere for it because I didn't know the title of the poem.
I have it now, and will carry it with me always.

orna wellman from Canada
Comment 257 of 801, added on February 9th, 2006 at 2:53 AM.

This poem deals with the importance of love because it satisfies all our
needs. To love a person means to carry his or her heart into our own. This
condition cancels every material problem since you find what you need in
your beloved. Moreover the link with love is the essence of everybody's
life,so it is the paramount thing in people's life.

Irene & Laura
Comment 256 of 801, added on February 9th, 2006 at 2:24 AM.

Jake: The poem has a certain ambiguity to it. There is no physical
description of the lovers, which leaves the reader the ability to
personalize the poem. Another interesting thing is that the brackets
create two complete poems within one. If one reads only the text outside
of the brackets a new poem is formed.
Bob: The author wants to express that his beloved(unknown to the readers)
is something who is not only in him but who can embody the most wonderful
events of nature(moon...sun...sky...trees). She also surpasses them and is
able to reach a point deeper than the human mind and soul can.
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Jake and Bob from Italy
Comment 255 of 801, 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
Comment 254 of 801, added on February 9th, 2006 at 2:22 AM.

this text is very interesting because we don't know if the speaker is a man
or a woman. We are only sure that this person is fallen in love with the
addressee and this last one is the foundamental element in the poet's life.
Even if they don't spend their time togheter, in their mind the lovers are
connected. Furthermore, the poem seems to be an interior monologue thanks
to the presence of a lot of brakets. In the end, we have noticed that the
addressee is compared to some natural elements and this aspect is very
romantic! :-)

ariannaeleonorafilipo from Italy
Comment 253 of 801, added on February 9th, 2006 at 2:19 AM.

The text is a love sonnet by e.e. cummings and the subject,even if there is
not a physical description that will identify her,is his beloved.In this
romantic composition all the poets's sweetness is described and he says
that,even if he knew that she is far from him,her heart will always be with
him.The power of love makes the poet fearless:no fate,no world could
frighten him until his love will be by his side.To carry the heart of his
own lover in his own heart is the only way which can make love real.

Andafe from Italy
Comment 252 of 801, added on February 9th, 2006 at 2:19 AM.

We think it's a nice poem but there are other better ones. When we read it
we feel bad because it makes us remember our girlfriends dead in a car
crush....sad thing!

Gio&Andrea from Italy

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