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

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Comment 71 of 421, added on January 20th, 2006 at 12:28 PM.

Hi. I am another AS student that is looking at this question for the final
piece. My idea of the poem is that they could be all one person with
different personalities or feelings. The beach is the most important thing.
It's a place to make new friends however it is a place where there are
Cheers for reading this.

Loz from United Kingdom
Comment 70 of 421, added on January 20th, 2006 at 12:09 PM.

i dont really like your poem.
does it even matter if i am typing it is not like you are going to read it
if you do type back send me a way better poem PLEASE!!!!!!!

tyla from United States
Comment 69 of 421, added on January 19th, 2006 at 6:25 PM.

This poem rocks my socks!

Loreli from Bulgaria
Comment 68 of 421, added on January 19th, 2006 at 12:23 PM.

I just thought i'd share with you some of the ideas i have been looking
the star personality could involve a motif using the hand "five languid
fingers" so the hand would be the focus point
Also Cummings experimented with Synta, which in this poem evidently creates
a very strong rhythm!! so i have created a motif using that rhythm as the
initial point...
Well, thats my input... hope it helps =)
Good luck y'all!!

Elodie from United Kingdom
Comment 67 of 421, added on January 19th, 2006 at 7:07 AM.

Hi, i just wanted to say how useful all these comments have been! I would
like toknow if any of you know wether there are any other discussions going
on on the other questions of the paper...
Many thanks!

Elodie from United Kingdom
Comment 66 of 421, added on January 16th, 2006 at 12:31 PM.

again...an AS stunent! no surprise there.
the style of this poem is child like so the movements and motifs should
represent that, but in the second half of the poem, the tone changes. it
becomes more subdued and fearful. possibly showing a different aspect to
her personality.
she seems connected to the sea in some way, saying that she goes there to
find herself.

cheers for reading this. its only my opinion, theres probably a million
different interprataitons of it...

becky from United Kingdom
Comment 65 of 421, added on January 16th, 2006 at 10:55 AM.

like the last 10 comments i am also an as student of dance and studing the
question i think that the girls are different personalites of one person
and deal with different themes within the poem like childhood, loniness and
the nusery style shows that going back to childhood can help you with your
problems which is illustrated by the last two lines. the beach is a
repersentative of the childhood and movement motifs could stat with beach

nikki from United Kingdom
Comment 64 of 421, added on January 15th, 2006 at 3:17 PM.

When I first looked at this question, I cried! But when I looked a little
deeper, I came up with my own interpretation. I feel that the characters
are just pretending that they are playing on the beach - a child-like game.
The way the poem is written also suggests that it is meant to be read as if
a child is telling a story without taking any breaths as 'and' is used to
link every stanza!

NLR from United Kingdom
Comment 63 of 421, added on January 15th, 2006 at 12:15 PM.

hey i'm the same as everyone else i'm researching this poem for as dance,
everyones comments have actually been helpful, but i think i might do the

Emily from United Kingdom
Comment 62 of 421, added on January 15th, 2006 at 7:33 AM.

the idea of the whole four different personalities is brilliant and the way
cummings refers to the beach because it is mainly everyones childhood
memories. Can anyone think of a starting point for a motif because here i
am totally lost? Thanks

Emma from United Kingdom

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Poet: e.e. cummings
Poem: maggie and milly and molly and may
Added: Jan 31 2004
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