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

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Comment 25 of 805, added on January 6th, 2005 at 8:26 AM.

true love is only found once in a lifetime. when two people are in love,
their souls are forever together..even though miles and miles apart
seperate us, we both live under the same sun and moon..our love is carried
within our hearts as "one". I love and miss you every moment of every day,
my -j

j levine from United States
Comment 24 of 805, added on January 4th, 2005 at 7:55 PM.

I think that this poem is also about the obsession that the author has of a
secret lover. He states in the poem that it is a secret. He carries her
heart with him becuase he cant be with her.

Charlene from United States
Comment 23 of 805, added on December 30th, 2004 at 2:15 AM.

i think the poem is pretty obvious. i hate when people try to dig too deep.
the poem is simple, clearly stating what cummings really feels. it's
gorgeous and easy to relate to. let's leave it at that, shall we?

Maddiek from United States
Comment 22 of 805, added on December 20th, 2004 at 8:54 PM.

Wether this be a one sided, shared or lost love, this is something very
rare. I do not think that many people ever actually experience a love so
intense. If you are fortunate enough to have found this gift,
cherish it everyday.

Sal from United States
Comment 21 of 805, added on December 20th, 2004 at 8:43 AM.

At first i thought that this was a kind of confusing poem then i realized
that it was only an expression of love so deep to another and an attempt to
reflect it in such amazing words that make total sense while making love
sound so beautiful

Rocky from Canada
Comment 20 of 805, added on December 15th, 2004 at 4:07 PM.

this poem is very beautiful and depicts the true love of the lover and one
who read it can see one's own story in it and is able to find the way to
show one's own feelings to the one to be loved.

urvashi from Canada
Comment 19 of 805, added on December 14th, 2004 at 7:26 PM.

I think this poem is very beguiling. I think most people have it right
that the poem is about love, but I think it's a somewhat demented sort of
love. If you read the line "here is the deepest secret nobody knows," it
is obvious that the love is secret. If you look further at the poem this
person is continuously thinking about the other one, day and night, almost
to the point of obsession. If you ask me this poem is about a stalker.
The title of the poem itself is kind of cruel and unusual "I carry your
heart with me." Now if you take that literally what is it saying? This
guy is clearly obsessed with some other women and he is hiding it and it is
starting to consume his life. Going back to the title, I pose another
question, what happens when you break up with someone? Some would say it's
like ripping someone's heart out it hurts so much. So maybe the title
isn't even about the object of obsession, but in fact is about the person
that the poet is married to or committed to. So in short this is not a
love poem at all, but a poem about an obsessed person that is worries to
death about hurting his significant other. Honestly, the guy was married 3
times, you think he never thought about this kind of stuff?

Panama from Panama
Comment 18 of 805, added on December 14th, 2004 at 6:52 PM.

beautiful. one of those pieces of writing that makes me so jealous that i
can never write it.

Natasha from United States
Comment 17 of 805, added on December 11th, 2004 at 4:33 PM.

This poem is perhaps my favorite of all e.e. cummings's work. The imagery
is so spectacular, so vivid and beautiful. There are none of the love
cliches that spoil so many other romantic poetry. This poem makes me cry
every time I read it.

krhazy
Comment 16 of 805, added on December 4th, 2004 at 2:26 PM.

Could anyone tell me the meaning of this poem the exact meaning or a place
where i might be able to find the meaning of this poem. Thank YOU
Sincerely Mr.T

Mr.T from United States

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