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

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Comment 21 of 191, added on May 5th, 2005 at 9:20 AM.

anyways...let me explain to u what this poem means. In the title the girls
names arent capitalized meaning he wants us to focus more on the subject
matter rather than the people. Second Maggie is spelled differently than
the rest telling us to focus on what she finds which takes her troubles
away so the poem is about troubles. The Last stanza is telling us that we
are not the only ones on this earth who have bad days or are feeling bad
and that we can always find something or someone to ease our troubles.

Richard Wright III from United States
Comment 20 of 191, added on April 26th, 2005 at 12:00 PM.

wow! i had no clue this poem was by ee cummings! i read this poem in...the
fourth grade, i think...and i had absolutely NO CLUE it was by the one and
only great poet ee cummings! maggie and milly and mollie and may is one of
my favorite poems! -_^

Hatsumiyo-chan from United States
Comment 19 of 191, added on April 24th, 2005 at 12:07 AM.

I think that this poem is the best poem that I had ever read. Usually I
read Walt Whitman. I think that e.e cummings is good at writing the poems
he writes, this poem is my favorite because of the assonance and
alliteration in the poem.I think that he is better at writing poems than
other poets. But that's only my opinion.

Heather Gosch from United States
Comment 18 of 191, added on April 20th, 2005 at 3:55 PM.

1. Many of you really need to improve your grammar.
2. I don't really know what this poem is saying, but I think it is saying
that everyone discovers something different every day, whether that is good
or bad.
3. I also think that Anna from the U.K. has provided a plausible
explination, but forgot about the crab.

Nathan from United States
Comment 17 of 191, added on April 5th, 2005 at 5:59 PM.

this poem really starts on line 11

Michael from United States
Comment 16 of 191, added on March 14th, 2005 at 2:27 PM.

this poem isn't actually all that deep
the last line tells you what the poem means as a whole
all of the things that the girls found depicted thier character. thats it
what the heck is there to think about. but i think the poem is very funny
and smart

frozen fury from United States
Comment 15 of 191, added on February 23rd, 2005 at 10:57 AM.

Here Cummings beautifully portrays how significant and creatively inspiring
even the smallest of things can be. Sometimes, it is necessary to see that
which is right in front of u, as poets we often delve to deeply...

amana from South Africa
Comment 14 of 191, added on January 31st, 2005 at 4:27 PM.

wow yall r 2 obssesed wit poems.....its just a poem

Certified Gangsta
Comment 13 of 191, added on January 26th, 2005 at 5:11 PM.

This is one of the best poems i have ever read. It is in Adventures for
Readers, and anthology. I first read it in 6th grade, and i loved it right
away. I wish that the punctuation was not included, like the way e.e.
cummings had originaly written it.

M. Dempsey from United States
Comment 12 of 191, added on January 15th, 2005 at 11:00 AM.

the poem says to me we can't escape who we are. and in my opinion "as
small as a world and as large as alone" is the greatest line of poetry ever
written.


dena from United States

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Poet: e.e. cummings
Poem: maggie and milly and molly and may
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