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

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Comment 38 of 408, added on December 14th, 2006 at 12:30 PM.

It is interesting read bottom to top, especially the first few lines. I
believe it can also be interpreted top to bottom though. I find it
interesting that he appears to be calling his love "Spring" as in when love
is in the air, his whole body approves (even if his mind does not making
him a fool). Then, he swears by all flowers which could be interpreted as
swearing by his love and all things that make up his love. I think he is
saying that love is firstmost felt and by trying to define it with words,
you never wholly grasp it. He is saying you should just let yourself be a
fool and accept love as it is in its innocence. I love Cummings. You pick
up on new things each time you read his poetry.

Sarah from United States
Comment 37 of 408, added on April 26th, 2006 at 8:54 AM.

I think that the last line means that even when a writer dies he is not
wholly dead because of his writing.

Katie from United States
Comment 36 of 408, added on April 25th, 2006 at 10:19 PM.

This poem shows how syntax is not tantamount to semantics.. perhaps
cummings is gesturing towards why he breaks the rules of syntax in all his
poems?

Maria from Canada
Comment 35 of 408, added on April 11th, 2006 at 9:12 PM.

Read it from the last line up, then it is a good poem. I think that it is
meant to be read bottom to top. Correct me if I am wrong

Lacy from United States
Comment 34 of 408, added on March 30th, 2006 at 11:24 PM.

when I read the poem for the very first time, I had goose bumps! I could
feel my blood stirred... It's a poem of love and maybe its also about
taking love easily but to me there lies a subtle poignant beauty which is
quite inexplicable. I could find the sad and painful part of love reading
this poem and literally I cried... because I felt that lovers been
described here in this poem can never really belong to one another entirely
for cruel reality...

Parama from Bangladesh
Comment 33 of 408, added on March 12th, 2006 at 7:57 PM.

This poem is about love, and how it determines what we do in life. The poem
expresses on how we should follow our heart and emotions, before our mind
and thoughts. The poem shows the beauty of love, and how it shows in life,
and that life has no limits. On the other hand, in the last line, Cummings
mentions death, and how itís no parenthesis in love, and that love
continues forever.

Jose from Guatemala
Comment 32 of 408, added on March 2nd, 2006 at 4:29 PM.

this poem is highlighting the fact that everyone needs love in their lives
and until they have that, there isn't all that much else in life. because
life is represented as a formality and even though many of us consider
death to be the end, ee cummings sees it as a beginning.

todd from Australia
Comment 31 of 408, added on March 2nd, 2006 at 4:29 PM.

I feel this poem about a confusion which all people poetic at heart or in
love face in day-to-day life.The constant fight of mind over heart.The poet
expresess how falling in love and leaving practical life behind is foolish
but his blood approves of it.for him the value of kissess is more than
money and indeed it is true.Feelings definately come first and often cannot
be expressede.A single moment of love,being with your loved one is more
special than anything else in the world.If this is foolishness than I am a
fool too.

Aakriti from Australia
Comment 30 of 408, added on March 2nd, 2006 at 4:29 PM.

I think that this poem is about the state of ecstacy experienced when
you're falling in love or are in love. The way that little things are so
unimportant when the feeling of a person is involved. When you love someone
you would do anything for them no matter what the consequence and the act
of poetry is a way of expressing feelings, thoughts or words that cannot be
said any other way.

Bridey from Australia
Comment 29 of 408, added on February 11th, 2006 at 1:42 PM.

It seems that no one here knows what the last line of the poem means.

one definition of Parenthesis is: An interruption of continuity; an
interval. This is the definition that applies to the poem. The people who
said that life has no syntax and no order were right, and now that i
defined the word that seems to have given many people trouble, I think you
can figure out what the last line means. Hopefully i helped.

Joe from United States

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