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

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Comment 41 of 421, 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 421, 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 421, 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 421, 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 421, 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 421, 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.

Comment 35 of 421, added on October 9th, 2005 at 6:24 PM.

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading these comments about the poem. I am
about to give a vocal recital this comming February and am doing research
on my pieces. One of the pieces I am singing is "Seashore Girls" which is
a musical setting of this poem by Richard Hundley. If any of you get a
chance, you should find a copy of it. I found a few online, but they
aren't the best in terms of quality.

I just thought I'd share. It's a beautiful setting. Hundley really
captured what cummings wanted to say. Thanks again for the insight.

Emily from United States
Comment 34 of 421, added on September 4th, 2005 at 11:38 AM.

its one of E.E cummings better poems its positivly wonder

Tiki from South Africa
Comment 33 of 421, added on July 9th, 2005 at 7:13 PM.

of course I meant childhood,loss and friendship

louise from Australia
Comment 32 of 421, added on July 9th, 2005 at 7:13 PM.

a perfect poem about chidhood, loss and childhood

louise from Australia

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