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

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Comment 45 of 395, added on January 5th, 2006 at 11:25 AM.

I am doing my alevel dance and we have to produce a dance on this poem, im
finding it hard to realise the inner feelings within the poem and wondering
if you could help as its hard to put the feelings into the dance or what
actions 2 use thanks x

kelly from United Kingdom
Comment 44 of 395, added on January 5th, 2006 at 5:58 AM.

please can anyone advise us in translating the meaning of the poem
we are both studying a level dance and are doing a dance on the poem
can anyone help???

laurie and laura from United Kingdom
Comment 43 of 395, added on January 5th, 2006 at 6:15 AM.

I have just read the poem and my initial reactions were that it reminded me
of old ladys staggering up to the bach, but once the get there they find
their younger persona once again; which in tern makes them come alive!
Sorry, I'm a dance student so i see everything in a sense of movement and
colour! please comment on my interpretation- for i have no idea and cant
find what he actually said! lol

Harriette from United Kingdom
Comment 42 of 395, added on January 4th, 2006 at 11:36 PM.

I believe the true genius of this poem is the mystery that radiates from
it. At first it seems like a meaningless doodle, yet, as the vaugeness of
it sinks in, you realize you don't REALLY know what he ment. cummings left
us in the dark to discover our own opinions at the seashore.

Kristie from United States
Comment 41 of 395, added on January 4th, 2006 at 2:49 PM.

i think this poem has a brilliant message about personality and finding
yourself. In this case a beach, where many years ago you would have found
yourself with not as many troubles. I agree with the ccomment on looking at
what Maggie found at the beach, as she is significant and should be a
symbol/idol in what we all should hopefully find in ourselves. Very moving

chelsey from United Kingdom
Comment 40 of 395, added on January 3rd, 2006 at 4:04 PM.

Wow! I love that poem! It makes lots of sense and makes really good
connections. Where do you get these ideas.

Tori from United States
Comment 39 of 395, added on January 3rd, 2006 at 8:30 AM.

I think that this poem is about 4 different personalities of one woman. the
light language contrasts with the deep meaning. It is about lonliness,
isolation and inner self. Life can sem perfect on the outside, but inside,
you are crying out and need to escaoe from your problems.

Lucy Moore from United Kingdom
Comment 38 of 395, added on November 28th, 2005 at 6:03 PM.

ok so i'm not a poetry buff or anything, but i understood this poem as a
discovery of personality traits. each girl finds out something different
about themselves. i think that
"may came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone."
can be interpreted as how no matter how big the world is, or how many
people someone has that love and care about that person, he or she could
still be very lonely.

meryl from United States
Comment 37 of 395, added on November 7th, 2005 at 11:28 AM.

I think I read this poem in 7th grade!!!

jen pinkowski from United States
Comment 36 of 395, added on October 12th, 2005 at 1:26 PM.

e.e. cummings rocks. This is one of my all-time favorite peoms in the
world. And I believe that-
'may came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone.' is the most memorable line is
this poem, and perhaps at LEAST the second best piece of a poem in the
It comes off as meaning many different things to everyone, but no matter
what it means, it always has a GREAT meaning. To be able to do that with
just two lines of poetry is a wonderous thing. It speaks to the soul, and
all that.


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