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Analysis and comments on may i feel said he by e.e. cummings

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Comment 54 of 194, added on August 4th, 2011 at 10:15 PM.

You guys are being stupid, it is obviously not about rape so gtfo please.
It is a very sweet poem about the awkwardness of new love but the beauty
and passion of it. It is a lovely and sweet poem.

Rosie from Australia
Comment 53 of 194, added on January 10th, 2011 at 12:56 AM.
may i feel?

..only shows clearly the emotional level of differences between between a
man and a woman..for the man its only a shallow physical admiration and
sexual conquest but for the woman its already a possession and much more.

Wish from Philippines
Comment 52 of 194, added on November 26th, 2010 at 9:04 AM.

the poem implies different ideas and interpretation, wherein the poem tells
a story about the experience of the author(E.E Cummings).

jay from Philippines
Comment 51 of 194, added on April 27th, 2010 at 10:04 AM.
may i feal said he

I don't believe this poem about rape..(You are mine said she) after he
climaxes....the poem is nothing more than an erotic conquest!

joshua levy from United States
Comment 50 of 194, added on November 22nd, 2009 at 11:17 PM.
@Caitlin from United States

The fact that people are known for saying "don't stop" during sex.... it's
obvious that this isn't about rape. and the fact that cummings has had
numerous affairs and marriages, it's also pretty obvious that this could be
about one of his affairs.

I read this poem for the first time in my english class, and i didn't
understand a bit of it. Then i actually read it, it's amazing how cummings
can make you feel while reading these short 4 line, 8 stanzas. it makes you
look at things so much differently.

faith from United States
Comment 49 of 194, added on June 15th, 2009 at 12:56 PM.

this poem is about a man cheating on his wife. The women is being coy and
is nervous to get caught but the man just wants an affair.
they are not in love, and no one is raped

is a hot poem but the basic meaning of it is basic and deceitful

john from United States
Comment 48 of 194, added on April 22nd, 2009 at 6:08 PM.

Read the poem three time first, then comment about! This poem is not about
rape, its more about him trying to get the woman to make love or sex with
him. In the first stanza, he asking if he can feel on her. Than in the 2nd
stanza, he asks her again if he can touch her and she says why not. Then
later on she tells him not to stop and go slower. The last thing she says
he is divine. Divine means: godlike; characteristic of or befitting a
deity. So why would people think it's about rape??? Now everyone have a
nice day.

edward from United States
Comment 47 of 194, added on March 17th, 2009 at 10:34 PM.

Personally, I can feel the poem when reading it. In this way, the poem
seems a reality.You know, being involved makes the poem alive and real!

Philip Ika Silas Jnr from Fiji
Comment 46 of 194, added on February 20th, 2009 at 2:43 PM.

I don't believe this is about rape.
I think it's about someone making love for the first time but being

Alec from United States
Comment 45 of 194, added on January 20th, 2009 at 12:51 AM.

I am honestly horrified at some of these comments. I perceive this poem to
be about rape. Pay attention to the parenthesis. "dont stop said she"
(remember that e e cummings leaves out necessary punctuation), I believe,
means, "Don't. Stop. said she."

Caitlin from United States

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