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

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Comment 118 of 428, added on July 6th, 2007 at 12:46 AM.

the ocean symbolizes a persons own mind and emotions and how you only have
to look into your own soul to truely find yourself. cummings says, "as
small as a world and as large as alone" to specify the complexities of the
human soul.

cassandra from United States
Comment 117 of 428, added on May 18th, 2007 at 12:49 AM.

This poem was very touching. It was a little bit on the confusing side, so
I had to read it a few times. To me this poem shows that even if you are
having a bad day, it is the little things in life that matter, it is not
always the big things. Even the smallest things can help brighten your
day,like for Maggie it was a shell that sang.

Erika Roybal from United States
Comment 116 of 428, added on March 28th, 2007 at 5:49 PM.

In my Literature Honors class we're studying poetry and this poem was in
our textbook. When we first read it, we immediately thought, "Oh, it's just
a poem about four girls having fun at the sea." However, once the teacher
went over it in depth, lightbulbs began to flash.

I thoroughly enjoyed this poem, because it gave me a glimmmer of hope when
I was having such a horrible day.


Alyssa from United States
Comment 115 of 428, added on March 14th, 2007 at 10:02 AM.

this poem showed me how to relive the good times and forget the bad times.
it went deep

dynamyte from United States
Comment 114 of 428, added on March 7th, 2007 at 9:50 PM.

this poem helps you to realize that you can get lost at sea, and still
enjoy yourself. this poem is a great way to share that people can have
different sides of themselves, and that everyone has a part of them that is
a kid. great job Mr. Cummings!!!

strawberry shortcake from Bulgaria
Comment 113 of 428, added on December 26th, 2006 at 4:29 PM.

Good to see that this amazing program is actually being taught, but there
are clearly some who don't see the main point of the poem: what each girl
finds is a reflection of herself. And isn't that what we all find in life?

Peter from United Kingdom
Comment 112 of 428, added on December 20th, 2006 at 12:30 PM.


MOLLY from United States
Comment 111 of 428, added on April 27th, 2006 at 11:34 AM.

i did the exam yesterday and i totally blagged it made half of it up and i
think it went ok actually lol. can some one tell me what you think each
chid means im stuck

charlotte from United Kingdom
Comment 110 of 428, added on April 24th, 2006 at 4:32 PM.

I am doing a research paper on this poem, and i need to find literary
criticisms on it. I love this poem, but i have to find out what others
think of it. Any suggestions

Brittany from United States
Comment 109 of 428, added on April 23rd, 2006 at 7:36 AM.

I've jsut done the poem for my AS level Dance (just this second finished
the coursework =]). Love this poem, it was great to do the work on it. For
everyone doing the exam, good luck! And for everyone who's already done it,
I hope it went wel for you!

Becca from United Kingdom

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