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Comment 113 of 770, added on March 17th, 2011 at 7:55 PM.

This poem is definitely about the loss of innocence, but there is something
that I think a lot of people are overlooking; the year this poem was
released (1920) was the same year Trojan condoms first came out. Just
sayin.

MorbidOp from United States
Comment 112 of 770, added on January 18th, 2011 at 12:01 PM.
in just

what year was this poem written?????

michelle cool from United States
Comment 111 of 770, added on September 12th, 2010 at 1:06 PM.
re. really people!

I really don't think you can say that you 'shot down ideas'. cummings isn't
here to tell us what this poem is about, and because of that, I don't think
you can dismiss any idea - they are all as reasonable as each other.
however, the Greek god Pan (not PaM) was the god of many things: nature,
spring, hunting as well as fertility and sexuality. also, the Pagan god,
also called Pan, is very similar, depicted with horns, cloven hooves, and a
forked tongue and tail (this is the image which Christianity took to
represent the devil). Both of these gods are often pictured with a large
phallus. Also, the connection with the devil I find interesting. To sum up
my ideas of the poem briefly, I think that it is set over three springs,
the first with 'eddieandbill', the second with 'bettyandisbel' and the
third with only the balloon man. to me it seems that the children pass down
rumours of the balloonman, and he becomes more sinister as each spring
comes by. the parents also worry, thinking him to be 'queer', and warn
their children to stay away, believing him to be overly sexual (reference
to Pan, and the reason for the capatilisation of man in 'balloonMan') and
the children thinking him to be evil (the Devil), although the innocent
balloonman is innocent. the way the children are now avoiding him saddens
him, and so the spacing of 'far and wee' changed, become slower and slower
to mimic the unhappy tone of his whistling. I don't think that your AP
American Literature class can come up with the definitive answer to what
this poem is about.

Tilly from United Kingdom

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