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Analysis and comments on (Me up at does) by e.e. cummings

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Comment 6 of 186, added on October 19th, 2004 at 6:59 AM.

Certain drugs can stimulate the imagination. I wonder if the acid
permanetly altered his though processes...

Anthony from United States
Comment 5 of 186, added on October 10th, 2004 at 9:30 PM.

well even if he is on acid, he still produced something worth reading and
that has been thought provoking. I'd like to see anyone write poetry like
this while drugged.

antris from United States
Comment 4 of 186, added on October 7th, 2004 at 9:27 AM.

He is on acid and many other drugs i read up on him during his teen life.

Chris from Canada
Comment 3 of 186, added on September 27th, 2004 at 11:03 AM.

personally i think the poem is about us looking down on a helpless
creature.. we are so aggravated by this tiny thing living in our house but
the mouse asks us "if you were me, what would you do?"... we wouldnt do
anything differently... we all have to live, no matter how small we are.

yan from United States
Comment 2 of 186, added on September 18th, 2004 at 11:22 PM.

It just goes to show how distilled Cummings can write. in his writing I saw
a much more fatalistic view. To me, the mouse seems to be questioning
social classes. Even more so, the mouse seems to despair at the hand it was

I find it amazing that so many interpretations can be wrought from so few

Marc from Canada
Comment 1 of 186, added on September 14th, 2004 at 7:00 PM.

This is a wonderful poem and it begs a good question. I often wonder who
we are to judge; to deal in mercy and cruelty. Am I the only one who's
mixed up the words a million different ways and reread and reread looking
for more? He could always say everything in a few short lines while so
many dangle hopelessly behind him...


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Poet: e.e. cummings
Poem: (Me up at does)
Added: Feb 20 2003
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