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

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Comment 82 of 392, added on January 30th, 2006 at 8:42 AM.

hi
yes once again i am an A level dance student too! i am going to use the
poem as my stimulus and i am hoping to use american hifi, its not easy
being me. but not sure because the music has lyrics in it. i interpreted
the poem as being about someone who doesnt want to let go of their chilhood
and liked the idea of structuring the dance like a song,A B A C D
structure. wat do you think mail me!
happy moving.

Emily from United Kingdom
Comment 81 of 392, added on January 27th, 2006 at 10:19 AM.

hiya. im studying A level dance aswell and i think this poem is a great
option. Cummings life is very complex and his style of writing is so
unique. i was considering using a piece of music based on the sea as each
character shows their emotions or relationships with the sea and what they
get from it. i think there are alot of hidden meanings and i was an
excellent stimulus for my choreography.

Claire from Ireland
Comment 80 of 392, added on January 26th, 2006 at 3:21 PM.

im doin alevel dance aswell n coniderin this question. i love it n was the
1st thing that jumped out at me. theres summit twited about it but i cant
figure out what. xx

Kat from United Kingdom
Comment 79 of 392, added on January 24th, 2006 at 10:24 AM.

maggie and milly and molly and may.... could they be four people or could
they be just one person.

Another point, the names maggie and miller etc are never written in capital
letters as they should do, so has Cummings wrote this poem from a childs
point of view, an example of this is on stanza four when Cummings writes
"and molly was chased by a horrible thing" Adults generally would'nt say
this so was this poem written from a childs point of view.

Is this poem based on memories or lonliness?

As for music i have no idea, although myself and two other people have
suggested a song by Norah Jones

This was probably no help to anybody but anyway happy dancing and good luck
with the exam in April

Daniel from United Kingdom
Comment 78 of 392, added on January 24th, 2006 at 5:51 AM.

hi,i am a dance student too and i am thinking about doing this question.
But id like some more information on its backround, and what sort of music
should i play? x

lynn
Comment 77 of 392, added on January 24th, 2006 at 4:17 AM.

I really like the thought of doing this poem for as dance but would really
appreciate a little background on it and some suggestions for some music as
iam also finding this quite hard to find! thank you very much! jemima x

Jemima from United Kingdom
Comment 76 of 392, added on January 23rd, 2006 at 4:17 PM.

im studying this question 4 my AS dance but am really stuck on movements
and action, weve been given some useful information about the poem, saying
that there were a number of topics it could have been based upon. I want to
ask what others feel it is based on as we have been told it's about aliens,
love/ sex, schkitophrenia, war or growing up and remembering loved ones
that have passed on.
so plz could ppl tell me wot they think its bout as i dnt really no wot
topic 2 chose
Thanx nicola

Nicola from United Kingdom
Comment 75 of 392, added on January 23rd, 2006 at 2:05 PM.

hya i have chosen the poem question as well and i am struggling on a piece
of music to go with the poem i dont have a clue.my thoughts are that you
will always stay friends with close ones but as long as your find yourslf
with time alone such as thy go down to the beach together but have thier
own adventures become themselves and showing thier difrent intrests.if any1
can help me with my problem please email me or sometihing.thank youxx

michelle from United Kingdom
Comment 74 of 392, added on January 22nd, 2006 at 7:12 PM.

Heya, i am aother dance student making a solo to this poem and have spent
hours trying to find inspiring yet practical music that relates to the
poem. Ive heard that a song was actually composed about this poem but i
cant get hold of it. I was jst wondering what other people's music choices
are like? Thanks for your help...

Lottie from United Kingdom
Comment 73 of 392, added on January 21st, 2006 at 6:42 PM.

Hi, Yeh i am another AS dance student, and i really like the idea of
choreographing a dance to this poem. I thought maybe that this poem has a
number of people, for example sisters or close friends, all going on an
adventure.. and where it says "may comes home with a smooth round stone" im
thinking this person likes to keep memory to where she has been. I also
feel that this poem is very relaxing and has a particular message for the
reader.. but i am currently trying to find that out!! GD LUCK ALL THE AS
DANCERS CHOOSING THIS QUESTION FOR THEIR EXAM PIECE xx

Zoe from United Kingdom

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