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

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Comment 10 of 60, added on March 17th, 2006 at 4:28 PM.

This poem was turned into a song (SATB) and it is absolutley beautiful.
Sounds as if a little child is singing. Loved it and hope it will open more
people up to e.e cummings.

Elena from United States
Comment 9 of 60, added on December 24th, 2005 at 8:21 PM.

i've always felt so sad for those christmas trees and reading e e cummings'
poem about that same feeling makes me appreciate his work even more. i had
never thought about the tree decorations in their boxes all year, but when
one thinks about it, they are preparing for one great, shining moment - i
feel that many see the winter holiday season in this way- the sadness and
confusion and the glitter...

Liz from United States
Comment 8 of 60, added on December 18th, 2005 at 7:04 PM.

Thsi is a great poem. I am a 11 year old who is studying e.e. cummings and
this poem is perfect. It is not dull or confusing.

angela from United States
Comment 7 of 60, added on September 22nd, 2005 at 3:20 PM.

this is suchh a cool poem!! it fits just right! even though its not
christmas..

Karen from United States
Comment 6 of 60, added on May 28th, 2005 at 7:45 PM.

This poem is one of the few poems that is very sweet, but not too dramatic
or boring. It's a good example of a non-rhyming poem (some non-rhyming
poems are very dull but this one is very good)

nothin from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Comment 5 of 60, added on April 6th, 2005 at 9:07 AM.

this poem makes me think of little girls in my room


Lauren F from Ghana
Comment 4 of 60, added on December 25th, 2004 at 6:15 PM.

I studied this moving poem in the first year of middle school - just 40
years ago!!! - this year a pupil of mine that is from Russia, told the
class a traditional poem of her country that has the same topic... a little
tree, when is brought home is crying (ice is turning into water) but when
children cover it with decorations, it is bright and sparkling again! - I
was so surprised and moved... and went looking for this old poem that I had
forgot in a remote corner of my heart...

Irene from Italy
Comment 3 of 60, added on December 14th, 2004 at 9:52 AM.

I like it, it is nice. :)

almas from Pakistan
Comment 2 of 60, added on November 6th, 2004 at 6:12 PM.

i plan to place the poem on every home-made xmas card i make. it's such a
pretty poem.

Sophia from United States
Comment 1 of 60, added on October 30th, 2004 at 12:25 AM.

This has got to be my absolute favorite Christmas poem. Cummings has such
a way of making you cry out for the tree, like it is your own child, and
then be so happy for it at the same time. It makes me think of a someone
holding on to something they've got and never wanting to let it go, but
knowing it will be better off on its own.

Tina from United States

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Poem: Little Tree
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