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

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Comment 6 of 286, added on October 26th, 2004 at 7:49 AM.

The poem doesn't have to mean anything. It's just a piece of visual poetry
that describes loneliness. And the leaf doesn't fall ON loneliness. The
whole thing written on one line reads: "1(a leaf falls)oneliness", with the
"1" (one) cleverly substituting the letter "l" to emphasize singularity.

Jimbo from United States
Comment 5 of 286, added on October 21st, 2004 at 9:48 PM.

I think this poem means that when you feel lonley even a day can feel like
an entire season.

Andrea from United States
Comment 4 of 286, added on October 20th, 2004 at 12:13 AM.

You should not make assumptions on what e.e. meant by his poem. You can
only say what the poem means by what the poem says. Anything else you say
is conjecture. You can think the poem means whatever you want, however
there is only so much the poem says, there is only so much proof.

David from United States
Comment 3 of 286, added on October 14th, 2004 at 9:02 AM.

The point here is not normal loneliness, as can be seen by the emphasis on
the ones. Dying is the one moment of live where you are absolutely, totally

Tom from Germany
Comment 2 of 286, added on October 7th, 2004 at 2:08 AM.

tree( roots trunk leaf) this end less circle of life
how could one be lonely

steven from Australia
Comment 1 of 286, added on September 26th, 2004 at 4:21 PM.

This poem just shows how at times, life can be lonely and you can be on
your own, but that things will get better. Yea a leaf falls in loneliness,
but next sping don't they all come back and are all united as a tree? This
poem also shows how at times, you need to be on your own, to make your own
mistakes and learn from them. I love ee cummings... who doesn't?


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