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Analysis and comments on my father moved through dooms of love by e.e. cummings

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Comment 10 of 80, added on August 11th, 2010 at 11:32 AM.
Personal analysis

cummings deifies his father thru this poetic vision of
our Father. It is a masterpiece of language and imagery. The dichotomies of
doom and love, depths and
heights speak to us of the omniscience of God the father, and the godliness
(to children) of all fathers.


kengeleharibuse from United States
Comment 9 of 80, added on June 1st, 2010 at 2:24 PM.
asking for a favour

My father moved through theys of we,
singing each new leaf out of each tree
(and every child was sure that spring
danced when she heard my father sing)

can someone explaine this stanza for me cause I have to translate it to my
language but first I have to understand each word such as "theys"?I look
for this word but unfortunatly I could not find any thing. please can
someone do this for me as soon as possible.I realy appreciate that:)

ReRe
Comment 8 of 80, added on May 22nd, 2010 at 3:21 PM.
LOVE IS THE WHOLE...

This poem lives in my subconscious, rising to the surface every now and
then so that I must seek it and re-read it for its pure beauty. My two
favorite stanzas of the poem are: 'And should some why completely weep / my
father's fingers brought her sleep./Vainly no smallest voice might cry /
for he could fee the mountains grow." And "Then let men kill which cannot
share...though dull were all we taste as bright /bitter all utterly things
sweet, maggoty minus and dumb death all we inhereit, all bequesth, and
nothing quite so least as truth - i say though hate were why men breathe,
because my Father lived his soul, love is the whole and more than all." I
think the capitalization of "Father" at the end is merely intended to honor
his earthly father, as a final tribute. I feel such deep love for my own
father, whenever I think of this poem. Cummings does "feeling" better than
any other poet I know. I am so thankful that he lived and wrote as he did.
- Maureen McGowan

MAUREEN DOHERTY MC GOWAN from United States
Comment 7 of 80, added on November 15th, 2009 at 12:51 PM.

>While it is wonderful for people to associate their own fathers with the
imagery in this poem, it seems to me that cummings likely intended a more
deistic interpretation.

Rather than underscoring the distinction, I think it's more useful to
interpretation to note the connection -- people think of their own fathers,
that's just true, and they do so because of the "fatherly" way cummings
presents the subject, whether the poet was thinking of his own father or
God the Father (of both, which I think is a more interesting thing to
consider!)

Deborah Bancroft
Comment 6 of 80, added on March 13th, 2008 at 10:44 PM.

this poem was acctually written for cummings' father after he passed away
in a car accident, so if you didnt know that, it helps to truly understand
the poem.

sarah from United States
Comment 5 of 80, added on May 11th, 2007 at 9:49 PM.

I have read a book by my favorite author Mary Downing Hahn and she used
this poem...she uesd it in a very good way to discribe what had happend to
a charcter.

Jane from United States
Comment 4 of 80, added on April 10th, 2007 at 6:35 AM.

While it is wonderful for people to associate their own fathers with the
imagery in this poem, it seems to me that cummings likely intended a more
deistic interpretation. Many elements (including the multiple creation
metaphors and the capitalization in the final stanza of the word "Father")
suggest that, more than an ode to a mortal father, this is a hymn about an
eternally existent universal Father breathing redemption and reconciliation
into the world.

Lindsey from United States
Comment 3 of 80, added on July 26th, 2005 at 5:03 PM.

i have just finished reading 'tuesdays with morrie'written by Mitch Albom.
This poem was quoted in the book, so I looked it up to read the whole
thing.I feel it is my father too, who is no longer with me. I loved it.

DAwn from United Kingdom
Comment 2 of 80, added on May 4th, 2005 at 11:06 AM.

The poem develops a tension through the use of contrasts. Doom (judgement)
and love which is nonjudgmental are set over agains one another to suggest
a reality that is between the two. "A heart to fear, to doubt a mind"
suggests a dichotomy on which either side is unpleasant. But having used a
dynamic tension throughout the poem, cummings resolves the matter with the
final line "love is the whole and more than all."

Jerome Boyle from United States
Comment 1 of 80, added on November 10th, 2004 at 12:06 AM.

If my children were to write anything as wonderful in my regard,I would
have lived a worthy life.

Jeff from United States

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