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Analysis and comments on in Just- by e.e. cummings

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Comment 105 of 725, added on April 2nd, 2010 at 12:16 PM.

to steve in the united states:
PAN is the god of the wild. APHRODITE is the goddess of fertility and love.

Gymmyfangfriend from United States
Comment 104 of 725, added on March 27th, 2010 at 6:20 AM.
Analysis

I think that this poem is about the children growing up and becoming aware
of the presence of sexuality.
At the beginning , it's childlike and innocent, but ideas like
'mud-luscious' using 'mud' from the child's realm and 'luscious' which is a
rather adult term introduce the process of maturing. This is added to by
the capitalisation of the M in 'balloonMan' later in the poem - the
children now realise that he is indeed a man, not just a person, and they
become aware of the adult world and of sexuality.
The spacing at the end could be showing that the children realise that
they're no longer going to be children and are trying to hang onto that
part of their lives so Cummings is dragging out the ending. The final 'wee'
could be sad, thinking about all that will be lost; questioning whether or
not itís a good thing to be growing up; excitement to grow up & carry on
the next chapter; or simply the abrupt end to innocence.

Ashleigh from New Zealand
Comment 103 of 725, added on March 15th, 2010 at 8:46 AM.
what type of poem

in my freshman english class i need to know what type of poem in just is-
example- haiku, sonnet, narrative, etc...

emily smith from United States
Comment 102 of 725, added on March 15th, 2010 at 8:46 AM.
what type of poem

in my freshman english class i need to know what type of poem in just is-
example- haiku, sonnet, narrative, etc...

emily smith from United States
Comment 101 of 725, added on March 15th, 2010 at 8:46 AM.
what type of poem

in my freshman english class i need to know what type of poem in just is-
example- haiku, sonnet, narrative, etc...

emily smith from United States
Comment 100 of 725, added on March 9th, 2010 at 3:37 PM.
hi

great poem

barbara from United States
Comment 99 of 725, added on February 7th, 2010 at 11:13 AM.
REAL definition of the poem:

Read within the lines guys! My fast paced language arts class analyzed
this, and you'd be amazed by the true definition!!!
The goat-fitted balloon man is actually a child molester. Notice, the kids
disappear after they see him. He's in the background, quietly whistling,
and watching the kids in the spring. Slowly, with a lame foot, he moves in
closer. Notice, how the poem ends with with WEE bolded and written bigger,
showing that he's moving in closer. He's just using the balloons to attract
the children. The title, In Just, forms 1 word; Injust. That's why it
starts off with In just balloon man, or Injust balloon man. E.E. Cummings
is writing about the evil in the world, and how when you're young, the
world looks happy. But it's not, there's evil lurking out there. Read the
WHOLE poem, and look for the deeper meaning within it. You'll be surprised
with what you find!!

Kiki from United States
Comment 98 of 725, added on January 29th, 2010 at 5:03 AM.

Today i read the poem by E E Cumming and its full of symbols.And the poem
is about the children who is innocent and balloon man is nature and goat
footed which is not exited in the poem.It is just a symbol.And when the
child became teenager their attitude changed and finally when they turned
into adulthood from teenager.Spring season means time of fertility.So the
poet shown name without any space and when they turn into adulthood then
there is whistle and its all natural and it happened.And it tried to show
the sexual and sensual because poet do not close the poem.And in this
Cumming's poem unwritten part is much more powerful and important which is
not shown in the poem.

Kaurav Bogati from Nepal
Comment 97 of 725, added on December 3rd, 2009 at 10:13 PM.

the goat footed balloon man is pan, the god of fertility, and also of
love/sex. it's about people losing their innocence. it's not about spring.

steve from United States
Comment 96 of 725, added on November 16th, 2009 at 12:47 PM.
in just

i think this poem is about how spring is the time where everything is
reborn and young and new and fresh and pure and innocent- so it's naturally
the time where children are drawn to play outside in the nature and beauty
of the earth and really connect with each other and the enviornment around
them. and even though it is beautiful and fresh its also beautiful in from
a child's eyes: ex. "mud-lucious" and "world of puddles" - who appreciates
puddles besides a kid? then the balloonman represents an adult who has to
signal to call in the children and herd them in from their play back into
the counterinnocent world of adults. and the lame, queer, and goat-footed
are merely insults whispered behind the adult's back by the children for
interupting and trying to alter their fun. because wouldn't it be great if
the world worked where you could play outside and connect with the earth
and your playmates and not have to ever "come inside" or answer to that
call? and yet "adulthood" takes over and whistles for us.

kassidy from United States

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Poet: e.e. cummings
Poem: in Just-
Added: Jan 31 2004
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