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Analysis and comments on she being Brand... (XIX) by e.e. cummings

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Comment 13 of 103, added on April 26th, 2006 at 3:03 PM.

well i must say the title of the poem "may i feel said he" was great at
some point. Cummings comparing sex to a driving a car what more can I
say..sexually charged indeed..

Rita Seniyasi from Fiji
Comment 12 of 103, added on February 6th, 2006 at 4:34 PM.

lane, i believe the "we" is simply referring to the narrator and the girl.

Becki from United States
Comment 11 of 103, added on November 18th, 2005 at 9:39 PM.

one of my favorite cummings poems... taking the virginity of a girl is
compared to driving a new car; the exhiliration, the uncertainty, not
knowing exactly what to do... also, i wonder who the "we" is.

lane richardson from United States
Comment 10 of 103, added on August 28th, 2005 at 7:11 PM.

One of my AP English students once handed this to me and stood there
grinning while I read it. Dumb me, I failed to see what she was grinning
about for a while. Then the light came on--boy, was I embarrassed. I used
to do Yeats' Leda and the Swan with my class and practically had to draw
them a diagram, so now the shoe was on the other foot.

Ike from United States
Comment 9 of 103, added on April 22nd, 2005 at 9:24 PM.

i liked this poem and thought it would be great to do a paper on it. now i
have screwed myself b/c i dont know how to analyze any poem. i just need
RHYME. HELP!!!!!!! This is due on Monday morning in my first block
class. SOMEONE HELP!!!!!!!!!

Amelda from United States
Comment 8 of 103, added on April 13th, 2005 at 5:03 PM.

Re the movie, I know it was quoted in "PLain Clothes", a great little
sleeper movie that I rent every couple of years. The 25-year old police
officer who is undercover in a high school reads the poem as an example of
a metaphor, and blows the teenage students, and the 25 yr old teacher babe,
away. Well worth a rental.

George Pinckney from United States
Comment 7 of 103, added on March 20th, 2005 at 4:12 PM.

the poem was written in 1926 (that is the date i got from my instuctor

gina from United States
Comment 6 of 103, added on March 15th, 2005 at 7:07 PM.

I'd like to know when this poem was written or published.
I became acquainted with it in 1970-1 when our English teacher presented it
to the class. I can't remember our reactions but I do remember a feeling of
having attained some measure of adulthood - to be given access to this sort
of writing.
Does anyone know when it was written?

Lyn from Australia
Comment 5 of 103, added on March 13th, 2005 at 1:47 PM.

A uniquely sexually charged poem that certainly stands the test of time!
AAA+++!!! However, I rented the CD of Hiding Out and have sat through it
twice, but no reading of the poem by Jon Cryer that I could find. Perhaps
they cut it for some reason?

mholtman from United States
Comment 4 of 103, added on March 9th, 2005 at 12:55 AM.

The poem is good (even if I could not understand it)...My teacher in
English 10 gave this poem for us to write a reaction. and doing so is very

Philip from Philippines

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