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

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Comment 24 of 194, added on May 24th, 2005 at 7:36 AM.

I have no words to express about this poem. It is as engimatic as that ?

Comment 23 of 194, added on April 11th, 2005 at 4:18 PM.

when i read this poem my first thought agreed with many of these comments-
i thought that she was not as experienced as he was and things were rushed,
perhaps there was an affair. but as i read more into it, i began to
visualize something completely different. as a member of the female
species, i can honestly say that girls are sinical (forgive spelling) and
should not always be portrayed as perfect angels. i think in this poem she
is playing the innocent card- making him think he is in control, when in
the end she makes the comment "you are Mine" i think the capitalization
signifies that she was in control the whole time and that, despite what
other writers say, girls are not always as sweet and innocent as we think.

kelly from United States
Comment 22 of 194, added on April 4th, 2005 at 5:33 AM.

This is a great poem, full of different tidbits that allow many different
translations. Heres what I got (please understand that I am not trying to
brag on myself or anything of the sort). Based on my own sexual
experiences I believe that what he write in parenthesis is said in a
whisper or a lower, more passionate tone. What is not is said in a normal
voice, with the exception of the next to last line (it has an exclamation).
I think that possibly "he" is quite a bit older than "she". Based on the
affair thing and also the difference in language that they use. "He" seems
more confident and knows how to seduce her, while she is shy and it is
probably her first time.

Pistolas from United States
Comment 21 of 194, added on March 18th, 2005 at 3:30 AM.

I think this poem was written very well. i love his use of words and how
you cant help but start out reading it slow and then you get faster and
faster as the heat builds up. i just wish i knew what his inspiration was
for this particular one. i notice that "she" mentions a wife and that he
is "killing" could this be an affair?

Beth from United States
Comment 20 of 194, added on March 9th, 2005 at 8:24 PM.

Why such language in the comments, people? :(
Anyway, I personally love this poem. I think it can be interpreted as two
lovers trying to communicate and then, it could also be two naive and
inexperienced teenagers- a boyfriend pushing a girlfriend maybe. XD
Personally, I love it just because it has a clear message that can still be
interpreted differently, depending on the reader. :)

Preia from United States
Comment 19 of 194, added on January 21st, 2005 at 1:40 PM.

I note with interest that several comments focus on the poem bringing out
differences between how men and women perceive things. For me, this poem
is more about how the roles men and women play mesh erotically. There is a
momentum that builds as the dance progresses. The early exchanges in which
"he" asks ever so politely give way near the end to his weilding a more
forceful tone. Her caution gives way to fanning the flames of intimacy.
We are swept away along with these two lovers, and share their tension, fun
and joy because it works so well--both what they're feeling for each other,
and of course, the telling of it. It's one of my favorites.

Jim from United States
Comment 18 of 194, added on January 19th, 2005 at 11:02 AM.

i love it, its bare and real, too many poets beat around the bush.
Revealing your thoughts without fear is a courageous poet.

amana from South Africa
Comment 17 of 194, added on December 23rd, 2004 at 2:52 AM.

absolutely loved it. very witty and clever, made me smile with its playful
( not disgusting) use of sexual language.

Kayli from United States
Comment 16 of 194, added on December 14th, 2004 at 10:39 PM.

This poem rules out of a whole semester of boring poems from the 2o th
century , thank god one woke me up... all u idiots that disagree kno what u
can do

Amandat kissnhug from Cuba
Comment 15 of 194, added on December 14th, 2004 at 5:42 PM.

Okayyyyyyyy. Comments and questions. A) it's Pe D aphile, you brainiac,
David Young. B) is the offensive thing about this poem that it takes place
between a man and a woman (oh ew) and you are a homosexual? C) is David
Young in the third grade? I was perpelexed by his comments. David, if you
want attention, at least try and be smart about it, so people just don't
roll their eyes and laugh at you.

kelli from United States

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Poet: e.e. cummings
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Added: Jan 31 2004
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