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

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Comment 51 of 421, added on January 8th, 2006 at 5:19 PM.

Basically I do AS level dance and I have to create a solo piece reflecting
what the poem is trying to portrait. It seems to me to symbolise a persons
search to find who they are in a world where its too easy to imitate others
and conform. But I would like someone to further aliterate the depths of
the poem aswell as give me and idea of how I could create a contemporary
piece on the poem.

SJB from United Kingdom
Comment 50 of 421, added on January 6th, 2006 at 2:52 PM.

Im taking As-level dance and this poem sounded stupid to me as i read it
without an open mind i just saw that it didnt rhyme and thought it was
stupid but i guess looking at other peoples views on the poem makes me
understand it more! i wasnt reali impressed with the questions we were
given on the paper but i think i need to look more deeply into them to get
a good full understanding on them. Thanks for ur opinions they reali have
made me think!!

Tasha from United Kingdom
Comment 49 of 421, added on January 6th, 2006 at 3:11 AM.

I am also studying a level dance and have to produce a dance on the poem. i
feel that the poem is about one person who finds many different
personalities at the seaside. i feel this person would be quite old and
find their inner, much younger selves!!

sarah from United Kingdom
Comment 48 of 421, added on January 5th, 2006 at 1:16 PM.

i am also doing this for a level dance thats my interpretation id show
togertherness and a childishness in begining growing into different
independent characters {could show differences through different motifs for
each character} think of life individuality and whatever comes to mind

melissa from United Kingdom
Comment 47 of 421, added on January 5th, 2006 at 12:49 PM.

this poem is about 4 girls not really characters jst examples of everyday
people it is about the journey of life startin off as children as in
childhood we hang out in groups n play and there is alot of togertherness
in youth. each character discovers something different from the sea {the
sea is a metaphor for adult life} so as they grow up they discover thier
own path in life ie maggie becomes a troubled individual as she must {have
troubles 2 be able 2 forget them} milly is a curious nuturing individual
molly comes across to me as an active person very loud, and may comes
across as the lonley indivdual. as small as aworld and as large as alone 2
me is the way we look at life u either see the world as a small place that
u know of and are comfortable with or u see it as a big place that u r
alone in and are scared of entering.the poem concludes with "for whatever
we lose a you or a me it is always ourselfs we find in the sea" meaning as
you grow up you find yourself your path in life u become an individual and
you enter life |{the sea} on your own

melissa from United Kingdom
Comment 46 of 421, added on January 5th, 2006 at 12:38 PM.

I understand that the poem is represented in many ways about young girls
and their differences in how they experience life. They all recieve
different expectations of life.They have all grown up and become
independant and faced different challenges and in the end they only have

Vickie Mitchell from United Kingdom
Comment 45 of 421, 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 421, 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 421, 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 421, 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

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