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Analysis and comments on l(a by e.e. cummings

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Comment 21 of 31, added on January 26th, 2009 at 12:54 PM.

Nearly 40 years after first seeing this poem, I still feel the unity of
loneliness and oneliness when I watch a leaf fall. The simple textual and
visual beauty never ceases to touch me with great emotional power.

larry from United States
Comment 20 of 31, added on January 22nd, 2009 at 5:30 PM.

(To: Morgan from US.) Anyone can write a sentence sweetie. I'm not going to
say it's some great poem or that he is a great poet, but don't waste your
time trying to bash other people; because all you're doing is mking
yourself look like an idiot. Poetry is meant to be different. Not some
formulated sentence that everyone understands.

Syvannah from United States
Comment 19 of 31, added on May 18th, 2008 at 1:10 PM.

oneliness is split off of loneliness, and further split it's
one—one leaf falling. Get it?

Comment 18 of 31, added on May 14th, 2007 at 5:31 PM.

I believe that the poem is suposed to say a leaf falls in loneliness
because its by its self and alone instead of clumped together on top of the

the words a leaf falls is inside the word loneliness if you straiten it

l(a leaf falls)oneliness

Jesse from United States
Comment 17 of 31, added on March 9th, 2007 at 1:41 PM.

My english class read and evaluated this poem. I really enjoy Cummings'
"off the wall" way of writting. I did enjoy this poem. My thesis paper for
English will be on E.E. Cummings.

Jane from Canada
Comment 16 of 31, added on March 9th, 2007 at 1:24 PM.

We had to read this poem in class by E.E. Cummings. The class then
evaluated it. My class has to do a thesis paper on a famous poet, we have
to prove why they did what they did, amoung other things... I enjoy his
"off the wall" writting. I have some grest information on him.

Jane from Canada
Comment 15 of 31, added on April 23rd, 2006 at 1:55 PM.

The poem by E.E. Cummings is a "visual poem". Our teacher told us that if
you look at the hole poem and you regarde only the letters in total you can
see that the structure of the letters is like a the movement of a leaf
falling down of a tree. It is hardly to explain, but there is a bit of
truth in it...

Daniele from Germany
Comment 14 of 31, added on April 15th, 2006 at 7:11 PM.

I think that this poem is about being the first one to break away from
everything else (feeling how lonley it is to be the first leaf falling from
the tree)

carlie zervan from United States
Comment 13 of 31, added on March 15th, 2006 at 2:20 PM.

I'm going to have to go with the assumption that E.E. Cummings was a
homosexual....and at the time of writing this poem, he may have been going
through a dry spell (a.k.a. no cummings). No pun intended.

Comment 12 of 31, added on February 8th, 2006 at 8:51 PM.

i believe that this poem is about a leaf falling. the words in parenthases
read " a leaf falls" the letters on the outside read "loneliness" i believe
the shape is just there to form a "falling" pattern to express the thoughts
of this poem.

steph from United States

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Poet: e.e. cummings
Poem: l(a
Added: Jan 31 2004
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