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Analysis and comments on !blac... (1) by e.e. cummings

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Comment 9 of 69, added on October 18th, 2005 at 2:03 AM.

One of the most interesting things of the poem is that the article "a",
referred to the leaf, is placed after the noun to which it is referred, and
brought near the first two letters of "goes". This peculiar position
suggests the possibility of reading "ago", which shifts the time in an
indefinite past.

Comment 8 of 69, added on October 14th, 2005 at 11:00 AM.

Not weird at all!!!!!!!!!
1) The arrange of the poem is the movement of a leaf falling from the
2) It's using a "haiku" technic, the image of the silhouette of a dark tree
against a white cloudy sky. And a leaf drops to the ground.
Very compelling.

Eddie from United States
Comment 7 of 69, added on October 3rd, 2005 at 7:20 PM.

I believe that he is saying that blacks are against the white ways which is
like a subject that keeps going around for ever.

Na from United States
Comment 6 of 69, added on March 29th, 2005 at 3:58 PM.

I believe the poem is arranged in the order that it is in order to
illustrate a leaf falling. :-)

Steph from United States
Comment 5 of 69, added on March 4th, 2005 at 2:24 AM.

the poem is not weird or something! you have to arrange the words first
before you can know its meaning!a black leaf which dropped from trees goes
whirling against the white sky!analyze it!

daniel from United States
Comment 4 of 69, added on February 3rd, 2005 at 11:37 AM.

This is what I believe the poem is actually saying. The letters are just
arranged in a wierd order.

"Black against white sky, trees which from dropped leaf a goes whirling"

Jimmy from United States
Comment 3 of 69, added on January 31st, 2005 at 9:12 PM.

what is cummings saying? that from black trees, wild leaves drop? does
wild loneliness fall from nothingness? or is it darkness?

jess from United States
Comment 2 of 69, added on January 20th, 2005 at 3:44 PM.

This is definitely e.e. cummings' weirdest poem! and that is saying

Maggie from United States
Comment 1 of 69, added on January 12th, 2005 at 10:15 AM.


bridget and josh from United States

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Poet: e.e. cummings
Poem: !blac... (1)
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Oct 18 2005

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