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

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Comment 61 of 421, added on January 13th, 2006 at 12:10 PM.

i think th poem is about one woman who has diffrent moods and feelings and
how she copes. the first (maggie) is her simple way of cope ing with stress
and troubles. the seconed (milly)shows her frendly side and how she has no
predudice. the 3rd (molly)shows how she is easily scared and runs from her
problems and fears. the 4th (may) shows how no matter what she shows on the
out side she allways feels alone and trapped as the sea is stopping her.
the last bit to me means what eva we do or show on the outside within is
very diffrent. thnx 4 reading xx

Beth from United Kingdom
Comment 60 of 421, added on January 12th, 2006 at 1:40 PM.

like many of the other poeple who have commmented on this poem i am an AS
dance student and have found some of the comments on this site very useful
in my research as i felt it was important to find out other people's
opinions on the poem. though i have found that no one has actually
commmented on the fact that e e cummings does not use capital letters and
puntuation in his writing which was due to his strong feeling against
capitalism which delves into a whole other kettle of fish, i think u'll
find!! i hope that this will add another dynamic to help your peice.... and
good luck to every one!

jesney from United Kingdom
Comment 59 of 421, added on January 11th, 2006 at 2:22 PM.

im doing AS dance, as most people, we too have been told to research all
questions and this is the only one i have had trouble with. To Sarah, we
were told that you would be better not trying to represent each character
separatly but rather the story in depth and what you think the meaning of
the overall poem might be. for example i thought it could be one person,
and the different aspects of their personality.

gemma from United Kingdom
Comment 58 of 421, added on January 11th, 2006 at 9:37 AM.

I am an AS Dance student at the TAD (Turkish Association of Dance)

Ravik from Turks and Caicos Islands
Comment 57 of 421, added on January 11th, 2006 at 3:52 AM.

another person studying as dance......
silly exam boads eh??
asking silly questions

this is one of the harest bur=t easiet question to do out of the ones we
were given other then using the sign language.....

i have been asked to research all the questions this is possibley the
hardest to research plaese if you have any way you can help


charlotte from United Kingdom
Comment 56 of 421, added on January 11th, 2006 at 3:26 AM.

i am studing this pome for as dance and would like to no the meaning behind
this pome and some motifs i could use to help me with this pome please!!!

colleen robinson from United Kingdom
Comment 55 of 421, added on January 10th, 2006 at 4:45 PM.

i have to study this poem for dance as level and i need some help from
other dancers as to how they would portray each character and what motifs
they might use. thank you dancers!!!

sarah from United Kingdom
Comment 54 of 421, added on January 10th, 2006 at 12:42 PM.

I'm doing AS dance. You could try a split personality, try portraying all
the 4 girls separately. Then you could say that it is like how the poem is
structured, with set sections surrounding each girl?

Kathryn from United Kingdom
Comment 53 of 421, added on January 10th, 2006 at 9:01 AM.

I am also doing AS dance and was drawn to this poem whereas other members
of my class thought it was silly and has chosen other stimuli to use. i
think that this could be quite a difficult one to do but could be done as a
narrtive rather than abstract piece. dont no how i couold represent all
four girls tho? any ideas?

Emma from United Kingdom
Comment 52 of 421, added on January 9th, 2006 at 3:29 PM.

"Just discovered Cumming and still trying to get my head around him, but I

Anna 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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