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Analysis and comments on fl... (2) by e.e. cummings

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Comment 8 of 68, added on March 25th, 2008 at 12:30 PM.

i understand how he could be writing about sickness.
I dont see how the shapes tie in though..>_>

Caleb from United States
Comment 7 of 68, added on April 6th, 2007 at 12:54 PM.

I agree with the sick theory... coughing, spitting, dreamlessness possibly
describing a lack of sleep which one has when sick.

Wes from United States
Comment 6 of 68, added on December 4th, 2005 at 4:59 PM.

I think that this poem is about being sick. Dreamlessness often
accompanies sickness, as obviously the coughing does too. He makes the
coughing seem more there by writing it as "ccocoucougcoughcoughing".

Comment 5 of 68, added on May 16th, 2005 at 6:17 PM.

flattened dreamlessnesses waitspit)(thesefoolish
shapesccocoucougcoughcoughing with men more on than in them

flattened dreamlessnesses wait spit these foolish shapes coughing with men
more on than in them

usually if you just copy and paste the poem into word and get rid of all of
the enters, it is pretty clear.

of course, if you want to analyze meaning, that's a different story.

Jane Slater from United States
Comment 4 of 68, added on May 11th, 2005 at 7:06 PM.

To "matt whitaker" analyze the structure of the poem. Where the letters
are, what letters when seperated make. What it .

Poems written vertically by Cummings do not deserve to be "straightened
out". Doing so only makes it more confusing.

When reading Cummings' poetry, it's best to take whatever you know about
grammar, punctuation, prose, etc. and throw it out the window. Good luck.

--- from United States
Comment 3 of 68, added on March 31st, 2005 at 11:12 AM.

I too am confused by this. I can't seem to get my arms around what is being

Randy from United States
Comment 2 of 68, added on March 8th, 2005 at 8:06 PM.

i'm very confused. this is what i got so far but now i'm stumped.

Flattened dream less nesses wait spit) (these foolish shapes ccocoucoug
cough coughing with men more on than in them

matt whitaker from United States
Comment 1 of 68, added on December 7th, 2004 at 10:10 PM.

I would have to sit down with this poem for a while but I figured out its a
bunch of words put together and the letters are seperated into the lines

bob from United States

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