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Analysis and comments on in a middle of a room by e.e. cummings

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Comment 9 of 89, added on March 7th, 2012 at 5:55 PM.

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Comment 8 of 89, added on January 17th, 2011 at 6:46 PM.

I think it is a man about to kill himself, staring at himself into the
mirror and talking to himself. In the end, he kills himself

Comment 7 of 89, added on April 11th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 6 of 89, added on March 25th, 2009 at 4:57 PM.

The language used when referring to the person as 'suicide' in the second
line seems to be trying to detach the real person from the gruesome act of
suicide, almost protecting the person from their actions.

Shane from Ireland
Comment 5 of 89, added on January 27th, 2008 at 1:34 PM.

No The refers to the man committing suicide. Like in many other cummings
poems he uses a simple word to name his character. For example in his poem
"anyone lived in a pretty how town" he names his characters anyone and
noone. The is actually the person in the poem. This shows there isn't much
left of this man, he has been so completely broken down by life that his
name is only the word The.

Hannah from United States
Comment 4 of 89, added on March 4th, 2007 at 2:16 AM.

The last stanza is the greatest use of imagery i have ever seen.

madi from United States
Comment 3 of 89, added on December 19th, 2005 at 10:03 AM.

in line 15,
"the" is blond with small hands doesnt refer to the bird. the sentance is
missing the noun that would be for the suicide, thus saying he had already
died and doesn't exist

lizz from United States
Comment 2 of 89, added on May 5th, 2005 at 6:39 AM.

This poem is about life having lost its beauty. Suicide is viewed not as a
horrendous thing done in the spur of the moment, but as something planned,
something to be happy about, new life beginning as old life moves on. The
poem is also about the process of suicide, and the events that occur after
suicide is commited. 'The' is the bird that flies into the mirror, has
illusions of moving into a reflection of the world, of a better world
shattered, as it is impossible to enter.

Elle from Australia
Comment 1 of 89, added on April 6th, 2005 at 1:40 PM.

this poem strikes me so hard and i cannot even put all of my feelings into
words. it is simply beautiful the way the confusion and even suicide is
smiled upon in this poem. e.e. cummings often smiles upon death and i think
it is indeed deaths turn to be smiled upon because no one ever does.

Heather from United States

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Poet: e.e. cummings
Poem: in a middle of a room
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