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Analysis and comments on If you can't eat you got to by e.e. cummings

Comment 3 of 3, added on November 29th, 2005 at 8:59 AM.

It kind of reminded me of the lazy, dusty image of the dust bowl when no
one had anything. It seems like they don’t have anything to pass the time
(eating, smoking, singing, dying, dreaming). All of these things are
social. Even with death, people tend to die surrounded and cared for by
their loved ones. Sleep is kind of a resignation. The last one is in
parenthesis. This would be noticeable in and of itself, but it draws
attention to the fact that a different punctuation is used for all four
times “come on kid” is said.

Manda
Comment 2 of 3, added on April 26th, 2005 at 2:02 PM.

i think this iz a good poet and i love 2
read his stuff they b intrestin

maria from Armenia
Comment 1 of 3, added on April 26th, 2005 at 11:57 AM.

i find a lot of ee cummings's poems odd, but they're really good when you
finally understand them. it took a while for me to get this particular
poem, but when i got it, i finally could appreciate it! -_^

Hatsumiyo-chan from United States

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Poet: e.e. cummings
Poem: If you can't eat you got to
Added: Jan 31 2004
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