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Analysis and comments on somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond by e.e. cummings

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Comment 52 of 252, added on July 20th, 2005 at 9:04 PM.

I don't think the last line should be read so literally,it is as much about
the sound of the words,as it is to their possible meaning.It's such an
exquisite and enduring image isn't it?

louise from Australia
Comment 51 of 252, added on July 19th, 2005 at 1:54 PM.

I think that final line is designed to express the overwhelmingly beautiful
and moving feeling that the narrator experiences when touched by his/her
lover. the physical feeling is so soft/gentle/deep/penetrating/whatever,
that it is comparable to a raindrop landing on your skin or perhaps a
raindrop landing on a petal (hence the folding and unfolding) although
it is near impossible for human touch to recreate the delicacy of a
raindrop, their love (or the lover?) is so pure and true that it has the
power to imitate the beauty and wonder of nature. with the same impact
that nature seems to exert upon the narrator. which is quite amazing, in
his/her opinion.

does that enlighten? do you agree with me?

tania from Canada
Comment 50 of 252, added on July 13th, 2005 at 3:04 PM.

Can anyone explain to me what the last line
.. "nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands," is supposed to
mean?..i don't understand that.

Aurora from United States
Comment 49 of 252, added on July 12th, 2005 at 12:31 AM.

I can never seem to get enough of this poem. I've read it more times than
I can count.
Everytime I read it I feel like I'm in on a secret.....like I was, for a
moment, given the privilege of peeking into someone's soul

I see it as a man describing with great delight, the intense power his
lover has over him.

Sun from United States
Comment 48 of 252, added on July 8th, 2005 at 8:24 PM.

I am writing a paper about this particular poem and how the writer is right
about what costitutes true love. Any information e-mailed to me will help!

Melisia Beukema
Comment 47 of 252, added on July 5th, 2005 at 11:55 PM.

The first time that I was able to read it is when I choose it as my report
in our English class.For me it is about a person who is being in-love and
satisfied w/ him or her and not having to search any one.

Joy from Philippines
Comment 46 of 252, added on July 3rd, 2005 at 6:45 AM.

haha hello the Glass Menagerie is a play written by Tenessee Williams. It's
a fascinating play, go read it!

k* from Singapore
Comment 45 of 252, added on June 30th, 2005 at 1:35 PM.

I have read this inumerable times and had almost sent it to the love of my
life. Nothing I have ever written compares to this nor do I expect anything
will ever compare to it. To tare it apart line by line or word by word
would be a travesty like cutting up a Renoir to understand its composition.


Albert from United States
Comment 44 of 252, added on June 19th, 2005 at 4:28 PM.

I am reading this poem at a friend's wedding. I think the meaning can be
about finding someone moving and being satisfied with him or her and not
having to search any longer.

rhurl8ml from United States
Comment 43 of 252, added on June 11th, 2005 at 7:28 PM.

I found this Poem while searching for one as a project for class. Once I
found it I thought it was wonderfully contructed! The commas meaing small
pauses, and giving it that extra UMPH! This Poem should be taught to every
High School in the world!!

Geoff L. from Canada

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Poet: e.e. cummings
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