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Comment 25 of 395, added on May 19th, 2005 at 10:50 PM.

what does as small as a world and as large as alone mean?

Sarah from United States
Comment 24 of 395, added on May 7th, 2005 at 7:17 PM.

I have always thought that this poem was written about how different people
react to the loss of loved ones in different ways. Some recover and some
never truly do. I think that he used the alliteration of the names to show
how alike the four subjects were and yet they all dealt with their loss in
their own way. I do agree with Richard about the capitalization. ee
cummings doesn't want us to focus on their names but on what they
discovered down at the beach.

Seattle from United States
Comment 23 of 395, added on May 7th, 2005 at 11:45 AM.

Jamie, I think that Richard is correct. He uses caps for emphisisum. In
the poem
"anyone lived in a pretty how town", one of my favorites, Cummings
the word Woman twice. So in this poem, the names arenít important. The
subject is. But you're right to Jamie. He doesn't oftenly capitalize.
That's all I
wanted to say.

Amber from United States
Comment 22 of 395, added on May 7th, 2005 at 10:35 AM.

Actually it is to my working knowledge, Richard, since I am pracitcally an
expert on this poet, that Cummings does not captialize the names of the
girls because part of his unique style is that he makes typical
typographical errors. He seldom captitalizes anything.

Jamie from United States
Comment 21 of 395, added on May 5th, 2005 at 9:20 AM.

anyways...let me explain to u what this poem means. In the title the girls
names arent capitalized meaning he wants us to focus more on the subject
matter rather than the people. Second Maggie is spelled differently than
the rest telling us to focus on what she finds which takes her troubles
away so the poem is about troubles. The Last stanza is telling us that we
are not the only ones on this earth who have bad days or are feeling bad
and that we can always find something or someone to ease our troubles.

Richard Wright III from United States
Comment 20 of 395, added on April 26th, 2005 at 12:00 PM.

wow! i had no clue this poem was by ee cummings! i read this poem in...the
fourth grade, i think...and i had absolutely NO CLUE it was by the one and
only great poet ee cummings! maggie and milly and mollie and may is one of
my favorite poems! -_^

Hatsumiyo-chan from United States
Comment 19 of 395, added on April 24th, 2005 at 12:07 AM.

I think that this poem is the best poem that I had ever read. Usually I
read Walt Whitman. I think that e.e cummings is good at writing the poems
he writes, this poem is my favorite because of the assonance and
alliteration in the poem.I think that he is better at writing poems than
other poets. But that's only my opinion.

Heather Gosch from United States
Comment 18 of 395, added on April 20th, 2005 at 3:55 PM.

1. Many of you really need to improve your grammar.
2. I don't really know what this poem is saying, but I think it is saying
that everyone discovers something different every day, whether that is good
or bad.
3. I also think that Anna from the U.K. has provided a plausible
explination, but forgot about the crab.

Nathan from United States
Comment 17 of 395, added on April 5th, 2005 at 5:59 PM.

this poem really starts on line 11

Michael from United States
Comment 16 of 395, added on March 14th, 2005 at 2:27 PM.

this poem isn't actually all that deep
the last line tells you what the poem means as a whole
all of the things that the girls found depicted thier character. thats it
what the heck is there to think about. but i think the poem is very funny
and smart

frozen fury from United States

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