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

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Comment 12 of 92, 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 92, 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 92, 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 92, 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
some tips in analyzing IMAGERY, SYMBOLISM, SOUND, PERSONIFICATION, AND
RHYME. HELP!!!!!!! This is due on Monday morning in my first block
class. SOMEONE HELP!!!!!!!!!

Amelda from United States
Comment 8 of 92, 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 92, added on March 20th, 2005 at 4:12 PM.

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

gina from United States
Comment 6 of 92, 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 92, 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 92, 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
worthwile.

Philip from Philippines
Comment 3 of 92, added on January 15th, 2005 at 12:11 PM.

i only wish my high school english class would have been this exciting!
there is another cheesy 80's movie(i can't remember the name) about a cop
going undercover and reading this in his class. the girls' reactions in
the movie say it all. guys: you can learn from this!

dena from United States

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