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Analysis and comments on maggie and milly and molly and may by e.e. cummings

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Comment 97 of 197, added on March 22nd, 2006 at 3:52 AM.

We as a class have started really late on ours and i mean like last week!
Everyones comments have been so good, as it has given me an insight into
what i can do! But has anyone else found the questions this year really
random and hard to do? I do like this poem and after looking at it for
longer, i apresheate what it means. For example my ideas is that two of the
girls are like children and how they view the world, and the other two are
more like the adults point of view on the world, so i am going to focus on
this in my dance

Natty from United Kingdom
Comment 96 of 197, added on March 22nd, 2006 at 3:18 AM.

Hey im a AS studen too.. and ive been lookin at your comments n
thanku..it's given me the confidence to carry on with the question..i
hav'nt done much at all yet as i jus changed my question to this poem. But
i hav chosen some music which i think will work..it's by Alsaints- pure
shores..i think thats what it's called. it's from that movie..the Beach.
hope dats ok. Thnx guys! XxXxX

Shorty from United Kingdom
Comment 95 of 197, added on March 21st, 2006 at 10:35 PM.

This is one of my favorite poems. It was my dad's favorite poem, and he
passed away a little while back, so this poem has burrowed itself like a
clam in my chest, and each time I read it I feel the sea swell into my
eyes, and my heart breaks a million times over...

Sam Scott from United States
Comment 94 of 197, added on March 15th, 2006 at 3:25 AM.

iv choosen the poem as my AS dance stimulus. Having completed my dance i
now have the task of fitting music to it iv found that a good song is hold
tight by the chemical brothers, it has an underlying beat and a solo voice,
you can change the dynamics of your dance very easily by switchiing between
following the rhythm of the beat or the solo voice. might be some help to
you.
good luck!
hollie x

Hollie from United Kingdom
Comment 93 of 197, added on March 2nd, 2006 at 4:38 PM.

This is a great poem commenting on what life has to offer us. Here cummings
has taken the example of the sea to tell us it's worth. The sea has so much
to offer. It is a place to relax for some while for others it's a
'dangerous' place. However, through the children characters, cummings is
trying to explain that exploration is the answer to a lot of questions
regarding life. Life is to be lived fully and we need to work out reasons
for the way we think and behave. Life isn't always 'rosey' as milly and
molly experience but it could be funful according to maggie and may. Your
concept of life is based on your emotions and experiences-good or bad.

rajni from New Zealand
Comment 92 of 197, added on March 1st, 2006 at 1:31 PM.

Hi
I'm doing this question for AS dance as well but I'm finding it really hard
to find the right music. Does anyone have any idea what music to use?
Thanks

Emiily from United Kingdom
Comment 91 of 197, added on February 28th, 2006 at 1:44 PM.

obviously another dancer, thought id give my input. basically what im
doing, is taking each character and giving them a different personality, so
scared, happy, sad etc. and portraying these personalities through
movement. the sea, being a recurring theme in the poem will be a recurring
theme in the dance. I am going to make up a section for the sea, and repeat
it after every character, so the dance will be in rondeaux form - a b a c a
d e etc... i have also got one motif which i start off with, and then
repeat it in every section with developments...for instance my character
for may is a sad one, so i will perform the phrase maybe more slowly and
with smaller movements, maybe floorwork.
this is such a hard question to put into movement, obviously there are lots
of ideas about what the poem means, but to put it into movement is a
different matter. this probably hasn't helped anybody...but i guess its a
good idea to know how other people are handling the question....good luck
everyone!
xxxxx

Sarah
Comment 90 of 197, added on February 24th, 2006 at 2:48 AM.

hey peeps,
i chose this one 2. i couldn't decide what 2 make of this poem + my latest
idea is that the 1 speaker is in turmoil with herself and how she
endeavours to cope with these strong, almost sctizophrenic (soz spelling!)
trates of personality but im totally baffled by the end line what do you
think peeps? ps monica think your interpretations are tres good :) xxxx

chair from United Kingdom
Comment 89 of 197, added on February 10th, 2006 at 4:21 PM.

Hey yup as level dance student and i have chosen this poem. I think there
are four separate girls each who deal with theair problems in a different
way. I got stressed out too and my teacher just told me to go and paddle in
the sea! It really helped. I am trying to come up with a motif for "and"
because I think it is significant. I also think this poem is about death
and grief and getting through the different stages, ignoring it, running
away from it, confronting it and finally getting through it. I have made
some of my movements very childlike, eg head tilts focus down, etc. I would
be grateful for anyone else's help. Thanks

Emily from United Kingdom
Comment 88 of 197, added on February 9th, 2006 at 5:06 AM.

WEll...........HELP!!!!!
me and jen cant find any research on this damn poem, it just tells us the
poem, and gives us no information on the structurew themes and main ideas
etc...
But overal, a lovely poem which can b well interpretated into an A*
Dance...LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
good luck with yours
love jen and jen
x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

the jens from United Kingdom

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Poet: e.e. cummings
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