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

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Comment 71 of 801, added on October 11th, 2005 at 3:23 PM.

A poet writes from within an experience, a context, and brings to that
context a deep sensitivity and a gift of expression. Just as a poet is
more capable of writing from the middle of an experience, so does an
experience make us more receptive to the words of the poet. I think that
the character played by Diaz primes us for this poem through her dyslexia,
her moral crisis and her genuine struggle during the film to become more
than she was at the beginning of it. In the speaking of this poem she
shows her triumph over her illiteracy but also triumph over her moral
failings, for the words of the poem could only be appreciated by a person
who has learned to stop treating others as if they are equipment and
opportunities -- marks, as they say in the con game. The Diaz character
says three things beyond what the poem says overtly: that she has triumphed
over her illiteracy, triumphed over her superficial relationship to others,
and grown a reflexive understanding of the meaning of her relationship with
her sister. Everyone who appreciates this poem, within the context of this
movie or otherwise, deserves a pat of self-congratulation because it means
that we have also learned to care and carry the others in our lives.

wadester from Canada
Comment 70 of 801, added on October 11th, 2005 at 11:57 AM.

Once in awhile I come upon an act of literature which speaks for my heart
and soul. "I carry your heart with me" is a breath-taking expression of
one's love for another. How anyone could read this poem and not be moved
by it is beyond me.

R. from United States
Comment 69 of 801, added on October 11th, 2005 at 10:10 AM.

I also saw "in her shoes" this weekend and i bursted into tears after
Cameron Diaz read the first line! I lived a similar life to the characters
of the movie and I too have sisters that i feel this way about! What a
great poem!

Amanda from United States
Comment 68 of 801, added on October 10th, 2005 at 11:55 PM.

This poem is BEAUTIFUL!

Jean Paul from United States
Comment 67 of 801, added on October 10th, 2005 at 10:01 PM.

This poem is awesome!! I was in tears when Cameron Diaz read it. My
fiance and I are planning to add it to our wedding favors.

Christine from United States
Comment 66 of 801, added on October 10th, 2005 at 8:01 PM.

I, too, saw "in her shoes" this weekend. This poem brought tears to my
eyes. I am a new mother, and this poem truly expressed the love that I have
for my daughter. I will keep these words in my mind always.

Marie from United States
Comment 65 of 801, added on October 10th, 2005 at 2:57 PM.

I saw " in her shoe" movie over the weekend.
to be honest I almost fell asleep.. but
when cameron read this poem it woke me up real fast.
i fell in love with this poem...


Cameron from United States
Comment 64 of 801, added on October 10th, 2005 at 12:46 PM.

This weekend I saw "In Her Shoes" and I was in shock. As a lover of poems
or poetry, I had completely forgot about this Cummings poem. I went back
to my collection and remember I marked this poem as "one of the best ways
to express love." It brought back great memories and hope to share this
with the one I love now.

Lil Lady from United States
Comment 63 of 801, added on October 10th, 2005 at 2:08 AM.

I saw the movie "In Her Shoes" when I was visiting my boyfriend, who
recently took a job in New York while I am still finishing college in
Indiana. We are both huge fans of poetry and when this poem was read in
the end, I looked over at him and he was actually teary. So many poems are
only viewed by the public when put in the context of something like a film,
but this poem is strong enough to stand on its own and put into play in
life. In the end, it was actually the poem taken out of the context of the
film and placed into that of our own lives that made it such a phenomenal
piece of work. My boyfriend and I have been missing each other terribly,
but we carry each other in our hearts always, which is comforting and
inspirational.

KCC from United States
Comment 62 of 801, added on October 9th, 2005 at 10:38 PM.

I saw the movie as well. The poem DID make me cry. I was thinking of my
ex-husband "G" my son Justin and my friend (like a sister) Holly. The poem
truly touched my heart.I will copy it and carry always to remind me of the
feelings..I have for the people I love.Also of my son Jeremie and his wife
Greta and son Jamie. All major players in my life......

Faye from United States

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