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

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Comment 17 of 397, added on April 5th, 2005 at 5:59 PM.

this poem really starts on line 11

Michael from United States
Comment 16 of 397, 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
Comment 15 of 397, added on February 23rd, 2005 at 10:57 AM.

Here Cummings beautifully portrays how significant and creatively inspiring
even the smallest of things can be. Sometimes, it is necessary to see that
which is right in front of u, as poets we often delve to deeply...

amana from South Africa
Comment 14 of 397, added on January 31st, 2005 at 4:27 PM.

wow yall r 2 obssesed wit poems.....its just a poem

Certified Gangsta
Comment 13 of 397, added on January 26th, 2005 at 5:11 PM.

This is one of the best poems i have ever read. It is in Adventures for
Readers, and anthology. I first read it in 6th grade, and i loved it right
away. I wish that the punctuation was not included, like the way e.e.
cummings had originaly written it.

M. Dempsey from United States
Comment 12 of 397, added on January 15th, 2005 at 11:00 AM.

the poem says to me we can't escape who we are. and in my opinion "as
small as a world and as large as alone" is the greatest line of poetry ever

dena from United States
Comment 11 of 397, added on January 14th, 2005 at 8:37 AM.

This poem has a very deep meaning & really made me think.I think
E.E.Cumming is just great.

eesha ahmad from Pakistan
Comment 10 of 397, added on November 19th, 2004 at 10:42 PM.

The poem had a very in depth meaning. Shows true character.

Michelle from United States
Comment 9 of 397, added on November 16th, 2004 at 11:47 AM.

i think one aspect of this poem is the fact that maggie and milly and molly
and may are all seperate people who are different, but are drawn together
by certain things, much like the sea and the sand and the rocks and the
shells are all very different but connected by one thing

whitney from United States
Comment 8 of 397, added on November 10th, 2004 at 7:20 PM.

Cummings uses the two little girls as a tableu for life. The sea side is
something we have all experienced as children and so the poet uses a
nursery rhyme like tone to suggest this. The poet seems to suggest that as
a child all our problems were non exsistent. We were satisfied with
exploring the world around us. But as adults we end up having much more to
worry about. Cummings seems to be saying that we could recapture our
problemless childhood by returning to the sea, and uses alliteration and
soft rolling words to echo the sound of the sea ,mainly through worlds with
the letter S like stone.
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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