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Comment 12 of 82, added on May 5th, 2009 at 11:46 PM.
e. e. cummings a poet born in 1894 in Cambridge, Massachussetts, was the
son of a minister with a very religious background. This poem obviously
dealing with love, may be traced back to when he studied at Harvard; when
French Symbolism and free verse were major influences in American poetry.
cummings' was the prime example of Thoreau's "rugged individualism" in
poetry. This poem is written in a simple rhyming pattern instead of free
Riley Ludwig from United States
Comment 11 of 82, added on May 5th, 2009 at 11:31 PM.
Described as a romancer and a highly sentimental poet, E.E. Cummings
portrays a yearning for love and amorous relations in the poem "It is at
moments after I have dreamed". Studying art in Paris, and moving back to
New York to become a proclaimed poet, Cummings completed a collection of
passionate poems, including this particular romantic poem. "It is at
moments after I have dreamed" paints a picture for the reader, successfully
portraying the dream as a vivid and emotionally stimulating experience.
Alicia Tucker from United States
Comment 10 of 82, added on May 4th, 2009 at 7:48 PM.
e.e. Cummings was a great poet. All the titles of his poems are writen in
lower case letters, which is a orginal look that everyone will reconize.
e.e. Cummings was verys talented and didn't really write professionally.
You can tell that he wasn't very professional becuase he didnt have tiles
to his poems and they were all in lower case. Cummings spent three months
in a French detention camp that help create some of his background and
experience. After that he went to Paris to study art, which helps with
writing poetry. Some of Cummings early poems discovered and original way of
describing the chaotic immedialy of sensicous experiences he had. As most
poets, he had a simplistic view of the world. As in this poem, he has a
very gleeful paicious tone in his poetry. Cummings also was very good
verbaly and visually.
Stefanie Wallensack from United States
Comment 9 of 82, added on April 27th, 2006 at 7:38 AM.
This has been my favorite poem since middle school. I am now a senior
graduating from a university and about to read this poem aloud in front of
my poetry class today. I am about 10 minutes from where e.e. cummings was
born and raised, and have had a particular affinity towards him ever since
I read "g-r-a-s-s-h-o-p-p-e-r" which was introduced to me by my 8th grade
English teacher. This poem, to me, is by far his sweetest, most love-filled
and meaningful poem. Although not as abstract as his others, this poem is
vivid in imagery and, like Frost, makes "sense sounds" that make it sound
lyric and song-like.
Purvi from United States
Comment 8 of 82, added on January 30th, 2006 at 11:54 AM.
E.E., when you wrote this, did you read me?
These words I've used to start my blog.
Comment 7 of 82, added on January 12th, 2006 at 10:55 PM.
So what is this poem? Is it happy, is it sad? I haven't gotten it yet,
and would really like to!
Sally from United States
Comment 6 of 82, added on November 29th, 2005 at 2:28 PM.
I've read this poem many times, and every time I read it, I struggle with
deciding if it is a sad or a happy poem.
from United States
Comment 5 of 82, added on October 19th, 2005 at 11:06 PM.
This is one of the most exquisite sonnets I have ever read. I know it by
heart. It is just beautiful, and so sweetly melancholy.
Catherine from United States
Comment 4 of 82, added on October 13th, 2005 at 9:27 AM.
Listen to this poem as muscially adapted by John Cage and you will hear
Steve from United States
Comment 3 of 82, added on April 26th, 2005 at 11:48 AM.
it took me a while to understnad this poem, but when it did, i just
suddenly got it! it finally appreciated thsi poem. he probably DID have
strange dreams, but that's what made him a great poet! -_^
from United States
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