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

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Comment 14 of 414, added on January 31st, 2005 at 7:38 PM.

when cummings says is comparing his brain to her eyelashes, he is proving
that love can't be analized. when people can forget about cause and effect
and simply love love, then one has found true love. this is my favorite
poem because it is the absence of all stress and worry. cummings is
describing a human's creation of Eden.

jess from United States
Comment 13 of 414, added on January 24th, 2005 at 3:39 AM.

since feeling is first is a poem about physical attraction, carpe diem,
take the chance etc.

Kelly from Australia
Comment 12 of 414, added on January 21st, 2005 at 4:02 PM.

At first, I didnt really understand this poem. But after reading everyone's
comments on it, I realize that it truly is a carpe diem type of poem. It
just shows you how deep his love for this woman really is. He tells her
that he would prefer a single kiss from her than infinite wisdom. I know
hes dead, but great poem e!

Comment 11 of 414, added on January 7th, 2005 at 10:55 AM.

This was the greatest poem ive ever read, this poem is
very true.

Tiffany P. from United States
Comment 10 of 414, added on January 7th, 2005 at 9:06 AM.

i see this poem as a modern carpe diem

pilar cruz
Comment 9 of 414, added on December 10th, 2004 at 11:51 PM.

Just today we did an analysis of this poem in a poetry course i am taking
in my school. It's such a beautiful piece of work. It shows the importance
of love above all things, and that it's totally unpredictable and can't be
"syntaxed" or put into form. (atleast thats what i've managed to discover).
But i like all ur analysis's of it too. Just a lovely poem, and the ending
brings it to such a mysterious yet somehow complete closure thats just so
compelling. Well, yes, i'm done with this commentation now.

Jaye from United States
Comment 8 of 414, added on November 12th, 2004 at 6:14 PM.

Sorry, Krystia, but you are incorrect about the last few lines of the poem.
What Cummings means by "life is not a paragraph" is that life is not
structured. It has no complete sentences, no periods, often, no initial
purpose. One cannot write out their life and then live it as though it were
structured. Life has run-on sentences, errors, incorrect syntax and often
no puncuation. Furthermore, when Cummings ends his poem, he is saying that
death is no parenthesis. In most writing, a parenthesis is a side note, a
mere though of the author in order to help the reader into further detail
of explination. Cummings takes this ideal and says death is more than that,
death, in itself, it an event and should not merely be a side note of life.
That's what the last two lines mean, unlike your orginial opinion of living
life to the fullest. Nevertheless, this is one of my favorite poems, and
Cummings does a remarkably beautiful job expressing the mere joy of love.

Amanda from United States
Comment 7 of 414, added on October 25th, 2004 at 9:39 PM.

"the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids' flutter" This is a lovely way of showing just how powerful
his love for her truly is. The most brilliant, genius thought of his is no
match simply for her "eyelids' flutter". There is no rational explanation
for this, just like the "syntax" can never be understoood because love
holds none.

Alana from United States
Comment 6 of 414, added on October 21st, 2004 at 9:31 PM.

i tink one cannot truly understand the meaning of this poem unless one has
expirenced love. Truly, love is illogical and has no reason to it. Love
confuses one at first but one must except it for if you do it is the most
wonderful expierence in the entire world.

Comment 5 of 414, added on October 19th, 2004 at 4:54 PM.

" There are certain things in which ine is unable to believe for the simple
reason that he never ceases to feel them. Things of this sort-things which
are always inside of us and in fact are us and which consequently will
never be pushed off or away where we can begin thinking about them-are no
longer things; they, and the us which they are, equals A Verb; an IS."
- E.E Cummings
follow it, believe it, apply it to this genius poem. simply emotion over
reason...i wouldn't be surprised if Cummings was even the relative
reincarnation of Rosseau.

Heidi from United States

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