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Comment 7 of 47, added on June 5th, 2005 at 9:15 AM.
I am a 16 yr old and agree with everyone. Also in the line "your Harry's
Tom, your Tom's Dick" i think he is talking of a loss of individuality in
our society. Also there is a line missing. After,"Loudly for truth have
liars plead", it should read, "their heels for freedom slaves will click".
Brian Kirn from United States
Comment 6 of 47, added on May 4th, 2005 at 11:16 AM.
i like this poem, im only 15 and in high school but i believe that the
person who commented "The poem means the rate of which our society is
growing and changing is beyond our control. Cummings was smart enough to
see that.the values of todays society are changing for the worst" is
right.I am mormon and mormons live by what are nowadays called morals of
yesterday, we believe in modest and chastity but i love this poem because
E.E. Cummings is a man of modesty and virtue.
p.s. im using this poem for an english project. gonna make my class think
from United States
Comment 5 of 47, added on April 25th, 2005 at 1:01 PM.
I pretty much agree with all of you, and think that this is like losing the
religion that you once believed in.
Comment 4 of 47, added on February 22nd, 2005 at 9:37 PM.
I think that the meaning of this poem is pretty oblious. The poem means
the rate of which our society is growing and changing is beyond our
control. Cummings was smart enough to see that.the values of todays
society are changing for the worst. With this in mind, read the poem again
and see if you understand what I mean.
Comment 3 of 47, added on November 13th, 2004 at 11:54 PM.
I think Cummings is talking about the rise of materialism in place of
religion (thus "do fearers worship Much and Quick" and "badness not being
felt as bad"). Just a guess.
from United States
Comment 2 of 47, added on September 21st, 2004 at 4:13 PM.
it appears to me that cummings was refering to the hypocrisy of organized
religion and that in the end we are damned no matter what we believe
Comment 1 of 47, added on September 17th, 2004 at 12:54 AM.
it appears that cummings is commenting on the loss of belief in a spritual
way, and was replaced by the need for the bigger better.
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