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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 83, 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 83, 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:)

Comment 8 of 83, added on May 22nd, 2010 at 3:21 PM.

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

Comment 7 of 83, 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

Deborah Bancroft
Comment 6 of 83, 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 83, 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 83, 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

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