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Analysis and comments on since feeling is first... (VII) by e.e. cummings

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Comment 25 of 195, added on October 20th, 2005 at 2:21 PM.

i take this poem as someone who is in a relationship with another but there
are some taboos. and she's sad because though she wants to be with him, its
not what's "supposed" to happen. but he's telling her not to worry about
the syntax of things and he who does will never fully get who she is. also,
her flutter he eyelids (because shes crying) is a way of him KNOWING they
are for each other even though there are taboos saying no, her tears tell
him she wants it too.

jina from United States
Comment 24 of 195, added on September 30th, 2005 at 10:43 AM.

this is my one favorite poem of all time i love his rebelius oproach to
poetry with his strong and classic feelings about love amazing

Life in poetry from United States
Comment 23 of 195, added on September 11th, 2005 at 10:42 PM.

One thing i really wonder about in Cummings poems is he talks about spring
and death alot. What is the main theme behind spring and death in poems
like "in just spring" and "Suppose life is an old man flowers on his head".
PLease reply me as soon as possible and if possible send a copy of reply to
my email too. Thank YOu

Sam from United States
Comment 22 of 195, added on September 1st, 2005 at 3:57 PM.

if you try to analyze (i.e. understand the syntax of) this poem, you just
don't get it. this celebration of the transcending power of love is my
all-time favorite poem.

Patrick D from United States
Comment 21 of 195, added on August 17th, 2005 at 10:31 AM.

It was exciting to learn of how many interpertations of this poem there
was. I am writing a paper on this poem and that is helping me a lot.
Thank you Elizabeth from the U.S. your words were a great help. if anyone
else could help please feel free to email your words of wisdom to me.

Lecretia from United States
Comment 20 of 195, added on June 23rd, 2005 at 9:38 AM.

this poem is of my favorites... at first i didnt understand it, i chose to
do it for an english project, and after i was done i really got what it was
trying to say...its so.. perfect, every line has its own meaning for every
person.. mine is "for life is not a paragraph" which is sooo true

Brittney from United States
Comment 19 of 195, added on June 11th, 2005 at 7:20 PM.

Cummings poetry is a reflection of his personal life. He wrote to and
about the people and events around him. Why she is crying seems quite
obvious, given his comment immediately following his "don't cry." "The
best" of Cummings brain, was his WORK, his poetry, which he was
internationally famous for. He comforts her by explaining that his great
poetic talent is nothing to him, compared to the effect her love has on
him. So clearly, she is crying because she feels inadequate--she doesn't
feel worthy of such a "great man." This happens to everyone who rides the
arm of a celebrity; eventually they feel unworthy. In a typically ironic
and perfect way, Cummings uses writing metaphors and terms throughout the
piece, since they are what is being discussed.
It is my favorite poem, and as others have stated, it is a modern carpe
diem poem--"Join me in joyously living in the moment," with Cummings
oft-repeated admonition: "...and don't worry about the rules."
LC

Michael LeClair from United States
Comment 18 of 195, added on May 5th, 2005 at 2:16 PM.

in this poem he puts down death (over love) in 2 metaphors. This feeling is
so intense and great that he does not want to think in the possibility of
it being done with by death. notice something " eyelind's" (ur eyes r the
window 2 ur soul).

Jacky from United States
Comment 17 of 195, added on April 22nd, 2005 at 6:29 PM.

My favorite line in this poem is " life is not a paragraph".; it's so true.
Life is not like something that we can write and then go back if we screw
up, and rewrite. well said e!

Denise from United States
Comment 16 of 195, added on April 7th, 2005 at 12:02 AM.

Take it however you want to. This poem embodies, for me, the thoughts that
run through my head when I look at my lover. ee cummings...you speak
volumes in broken lines.

Dawn from United States

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