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

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Comment 4 of 724, added on October 6th, 2004 at 8:18 PM.

Cummings is a master of syntax. Their should be a descending line
seperation between "and"- "the"- "goat-footed" to stress the evil that
lurks within humans. Also the capitalization of balloonMan is one that
catches the eye and causes a disassociation between this individual sinner
and a harmless title of "balloon man." I will never get tired of this poem.

Benjamin
Comment 3 of 724, added on September 27th, 2004 at 1:02 AM.

The word goat-footed is an allusion to Pan and not Satan.

Brittany Shupe from Canada
Comment 2 of 724, added on September 20th, 2004 at 5:06 AM.

It talks of the transition of childhood.There is a soothing feeling of
gladness when the children happily come out to play at the whistle of the
balloonman.But cummings definately gives us a creepy feeling when he says
that the balloonman is "goatfooted".

Sneha Shetty from India
Comment 1 of 724, added on August 29th, 2004 at 5:25 AM.

Possibly the creepiest poem I have ever read. I have read it a few times
now, and no matter how much I brace myself for it, all the hairs on my arms
stand up, and shivers run up and down my spine.

Mary Brady from United Kingdom

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Poet: e.e. cummings
Poem: in Just-
Added: Jan 31 2004
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Poem of the Day: Aug 31 2000


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