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Analysis and comments on Little Tree by e.e. cummings

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Comment 14 of 60, added on December 20th, 2011 at 1:47 AM.
little tree

I think Alyssa forgot that the speaker is a child. That explains the
simplicity and the lack of some profound "commentary" on Christmas trees.
The child sees only the beauty of the tree and the decorations and the
shining moment they share. And we are reminded that we, too, can share in
this beauty by seeing the tree as a child would.

Elena may be thinking of the setting of this poem by Eric Whitacre. Like
all his work, this is a beautiful composition. You can hear it on youtube.




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Comment 13 of 60, added on January 25th, 2010 at 8:40 PM.
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Comment 12 of 60, added on December 6th, 2009 at 7:29 PM.
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how sad for alyssa to miss what is essential in the poem. It is invisible
to the eye.

Mick Day from United States
Comment 11 of 60, added on February 8th, 2009 at 9:05 PM.

Despite everyone else's praise for the poem, I find it to be the weakest of
E.E. Cummings that I have read. It's overdramatic in the images of the
ornaments and tree, and the conflicting images make an overall unsure poem.
The attitude on the Christmas tree in general is not seen.

alyssa from United States

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Poet: e.e. cummings
Poem: Little Tree
Added: Jan 31 2004
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