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Analysis and comments on 1(a... (a leaf falls on loneliness) by e.e. cummings

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Comment 21 of 261, added on January 17th, 2005 at 5:37 AM.

Is there anything worse than the loneliness in this poem? I frantically
search to form the word Loneliness, but I miss the first L, for the nearest
compatible L I see is the 2nd one, which was never meant to be in place of
the first.
The (falling leaf) , and all things in Life, has distracted me from finding
the true 1 that makes me complete.

Frank from Singapore
Comment 20 of 261, added on January 13th, 2005 at 5:17 PM.

I think this poem is about... well... loneliness! I'm only eight, so I
have no necessarity to write anything else! Peace out! (exclamation point

Confucius from China
Comment 19 of 261, added on December 23rd, 2004 at 1:57 PM.

I like how the poet made a play on words, and made the last word look like
a falling leaf.

Comment 18 of 261, added on December 21st, 2004 at 1:49 PM.

I like the fact that when you first encounter this poem it's usually in a
book with several other poems around it (on the other pages) and it seems
to have drifted into the book (or onto the webpage...) like a leaf being
pressed in the pages....... I also think it silly to assume the first "L"
to be anything other than an "L". The "l"'s are all over the poem helping
the imagery of the VERY LETTER "L"........as in "leaf" as in "lonliness" as
in "faLLs"......as in a poem shaped like an "L", pressed between the pages
of a book????????? hmmmmmmmmmm................. So, yeah, definately not a
number one.........it's SPELLED out. I love the very existance of this
wonderful poem.

crafton from United States
Comment 17 of 261, added on December 12th, 2004 at 9:46 PM.

I think this poem means that a leaf falls in lonliness because the "a leaf
is falling is enclosed in the lonliness. but whatever.

InukoBlaINC from United States
Comment 16 of 261, added on December 8th, 2004 at 9:46 AM.

A leaf falls on loneliness seems to be either a sequl or a post !blac poem.
This poem truly represents the changing of something. It also seems as
though this poem was written at the end of E.E. Cummings life for a reason.
A leaf falling from a tree marks the change of seasons. This could
represent something that is special to E.E. Cummings.

Drew from United States
Comment 15 of 261, added on December 7th, 2004 at 3:53 AM.

Maybe the poem is simple and it has't attracted you at first sight.Read it
some times and you will find something about real life.

Rita from China
Comment 14 of 261, added on November 13th, 2004 at 2:43 PM.


monkeymagnet from United States
Comment 13 of 261, added on November 10th, 2004 at 3:03 PM.

A tree is covered by many leaves, and in the fall when it loses its leaves
they all tend to fall within the same time period of a week or so. A leaf
doesn't fall alone, so he is not lonely, but he is still one leaf falling
from a tree. "oneliness"

Krystin from United States
Comment 12 of 261, added on November 8th, 2004 at 6:13 PM.

I could have sworn that it began with an L and not a 1

Matt from United Kingdom

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