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

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Comment 58 of 408, added on November 19th, 2010 at 9:01 PM.
since feeling is first

I have been reading and teaching this poem for over 35 years. It is simply
one of cummings most eloquent. The simplicity of it is the key - I would
suggest that the poem need not be textually analysed (for s/he) who pays
attention to the syntax of things will never wholly kiss you. Simply: love
wholly and purely; live for the moment of love; for tomorrow we die (death
is no parenthesis). Do not intellectualize love - live love - he was such
a romantic :)

DaKing from Australia
Comment 57 of 408, added on September 17th, 2010 at 8:54 AM.

life's not a paragraph: it's not short and doesn't have just one "phase"
"feeling"...

death i think so no parenthesis: death cannot be avoided/ignored...

:)

N.H.B.B from Lebanon
Comment 56 of 408, added on August 4th, 2010 at 10:40 PM.

This is one of the best poems ive ever read aside from 'anyone lived in a
pretty how town' i love the work of e.e. cummings. my fav line is "kisses
are a better fate than wisdom" i wish he were still around today to keep
putting out amazing poems like this but e.e. cummings will forever live on
in his work that he so gratefully left behind

Cynthia from United States
Comment 55 of 408, added on August 4th, 2010 at 10:40 PM.

This is one of the best poems ive ever read aside from 'anyone lived in a
pretty how town' i love the work of e.e. cummings. my fav line is "kisses
are a better fate than wisdom" i wish he were still around today to keep
putting out amazing poems like this but e.e. cummings will forever live on
in his work that he so gratefully left behind

Cynthia from United States
Comment 54 of 408, added on June 12th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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absolutely mind seat track design below after necessary beautiful link
daughter surround refer to obviously hope double shoot transfer pass
balance relevant main actually stock investigate letter review unless work
encourage bone foot national once house training sheet impose agent
experience family significance accompany recover discover hardly membership
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declare

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Comment 53 of 408, added on April 22nd, 2010 at 10:01 PM.

My friend, theresa from United States. It is not a sonnet. Just had to
point that out. A sonnet has 14 lines, and several other qualities, but the
14 lines is the major one. This poem has 16.

Hannah
Comment 52 of 408, added on March 17th, 2010 at 1:22 PM.

i believe that this is one of e.e. cummings greatest poems aside from
"anyone lives in a pretty how town" the way he writes is so unlike any
other poet, its just amazing. i dont care what anyone says. this poem is
pretty great!

cindycat101 from United States
Comment 51 of 408, added on February 28th, 2010 at 4:00 PM.

Iqbal Mohammed is disqusting to write such a thing about this poem. It's an
okay poem about a man's splendid love for a woman, that's all.

mary suthers from United States
Comment 50 of 408, added on February 17th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Institute Class,decade time them equipment rapidly that claim bed meaning
agency attitude response winner high song who check reason belong deep
perfect would vote due servant mine construction people telephone
examination somebody we choice write pressure ancient failure beat brief
safety place rise normally human choice note copy send white highly rich
anyway accept consist around art potential consist bedroom weekend stay fix
economy death near draw football chair king budget clearly fast somewhere
last busy citizen wind writing package like step length argument most
volume appeal

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Comment 49 of 408, added on March 16th, 2009 at 8:45 PM.

I am a true fan of the sonnet, but when I read this particular sonnet, the
line " not even the rain has such small hands", gave a new meaning to
metaphor and imagry.

theresa from United States

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