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

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Comment 35 of 805, added on February 27th, 2005 at 3:03 PM.

it,s cool, dude!!!!!!!!

sammy!!!!!!
Comment 34 of 805, added on February 16th, 2005 at 3:17 PM.

I think this poem ias about a person being in love with another that seem
to love each other the same,but cannot be together. In the last stanza, I
think the secret of her being pregnant is being keep because they don't
want people to know. Their society might not accept a pregnancy of a women
not being married.

San from United States
Comment 33 of 805, added on February 14th, 2005 at 11:24 AM.

If only I had the ability to express in words what I feel in my heart. e.e.
cummings so masterfully constructed an aura in his poem that it brings mist
to the eyes of the reader. I shall memorize it and make it my own for my
one and only

Jim
Comment 32 of 805, added on January 31st, 2005 at 6:17 AM.

this is a great love poem and it isn't about stalking and the 'secret'
doesn't refer to a secret lover (although it can). "the deepest secret"
refers to love itself. love to cummings was the 'mystery of mysteries' and
thus is 'root of the root, bud of the bud...' that's why it is the
'deepest' secret and not just a secret. the fact that nobody knows it can
be read 2 ways: 1) since love is the mystery of mysteries it is unknowable
or 2) love can't be known only felt: "A lot of people think or believe or
know they feel-but that's thinking or believing or knowing: not feeling"
eec.

sean from United States
Comment 31 of 805, added on January 30th, 2005 at 4:22 PM.

i love this poem because cummings shows no regret of the burden he has
taken on. he doesn't even see a lover's heart laid upon him as a burden;
he welcomes all for love. i can no longer say that i have never cried
while reading a poem.

jess from United States
Comment 30 of 805, added on January 14th, 2005 at 6:21 PM.

trusting in someone,
we? all have somthing to reveal?
selfish intent , reckless propose the spirit leaves
quote? "a man who has mastered him self has mastered something truly great"
conf?

steven from Australia
Comment 29 of 805, added on January 14th, 2005 at 10:25 AM.

I believe that this poem is an attempt by an individual to convey to world
what is often a failed venture attempted by many-- a desire to express to
the individual they love that whether they are with that person or not,
just loving that person gives meaning to their existence. They need
nothing else in life as long as they have "love". When cummings writes,
"here is the deepest secret nobody knows..." I believe he just trying to
make the person realize he is putting "all" of his feelings/emotions on his
sleeve. However, because love is so complex and mysterious, we will never
be able to express our view of love through words alone (this is the wonder
that's keeping the stars apart). This poem was so meaningful to my husband
and I that we used the song version by M. Hedges in our wedding nearly 10
years ago. The words only grow more powerful each year I read them.
Steve- i carry your heart with me-- always!

Lisa M from United States
Comment 28 of 805, added on January 12th, 2005 at 2:11 AM.

Whoever thinks that this poem is stalkerish and borderline homicidal is
clearly not reading the poem. I have read at least 2 comments on how the
phrase "I carry your heart with me" as denoting something a obsessed killer
would do. What they failed to do is to actually read the part after that,
"i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)" How can you carry something
in your heart unless its an emotion? Those who think otherwise fail to
realize that one of the great things about poetry is that it does not have
to be based on total literalness, rather of feelings and emotions and the
value we place on ourselves and what we feel through figurative language.

Kathy from United States
Comment 27 of 805, added on January 7th, 2005 at 11:03 AM.

The poem shows true emotion for everybody, it's one of the greatest love
poems ever writin.......

Billy p from China
Comment 26 of 805, added on January 7th, 2005 at 12:38 AM.

I think this poem does reflect on the simple fact the man is obessing his
love for someone that he can not have.I think the author can also use
better usage of words to express his feelings. "And whatever is done
by only me is your doing," is the most distrubing part that I found in the
poem, because for it's title with this phase sounding like the author
acting as like a killer.

Snow from United States

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