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

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Comment 50 of 450, added on February 17th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
hotels vergleichen und buchen in tuerkei

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

hotels vergleichen und buchen in tuerkei
Comment 49 of 450, 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
Comment 48 of 450, added on December 12th, 2008 at 9:57 PM.

Dear Mr. Cummings

I was reviewing your poem with my friend imam ashfaq from the local mosque.
We suddenly came across the passage "my blood approves...
and kisses are a far better fate
than wisdom "
Imam ashfaq (may allah forgive him) immediataly cried out in alarm and said
that this blasphemous and infidel-like poem went against allahs word. He
said that this passage advocated for the indecency of woman as "kisses" are
meant for the husband alone and not "wisdom." also, we felt thaat this poem
tried to encourage the use of makeup and high heels (both the tools of the
devil) in women.
we have issued a fatwa agaisnt this poem

Iqbal Mohammed from Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)
Comment 47 of 450, added on February 12th, 2008 at 11:19 AM.

I hate to break it to you... however, Mr. Cummings.. ahem.. how do I put
this?? well, Cummings died in 1962.

a from United States
Comment 46 of 450, added on January 8th, 2008 at 7:14 PM.

Dear mr cummings,
my friend and i had to research a poem of yours
and we found it very intresting. i would just like to
say that i enjoy writing and reading poems...n this one i really liked! o
and my friend erica said that she really liked it too!

alessia and erica from United States
Comment 45 of 450, added on December 14th, 2007 at 9:13 PM.

since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;

this is th best stanza. basically it's telling you to live in the moment
and don't think about what you're doing too much. which is 100% what i need
to do. this is definately my favorite e e cummings poem.

Kelsey from United States
Comment 44 of 450, added on October 8th, 2007 at 5:25 PM.

when i read this poem for the very first time i felt so happy i just well
shed tears of joy (i put this comment in lower case letters because that is
what e.e. cummings did)

poke 72 from United States
Comment 43 of 450, added on September 4th, 2007 at 11:57 PM.

i believe that the last two verses :
"we are for each other: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life's not a paragraph

And death i think is no parenthesis"
i think he means that we shouldnt take life so by the book. we need to
actually live to die. and in terms of love, i believe he means that death
doesnt stop love, it can't conquer it. it only delays it for some time. we
should rejoice in the time we're given to spend with each other, but not
mourn the passing of those around us as lost. just delayed.

Megan from United States
Comment 42 of 450, added on May 7th, 2007 at 10:02 PM.

When I read this poem I was really awasome about it, it is beautiful! and I
really enjoyed it. I feel really connected with this poem.

Roxana from Guatemala
Comment 41 of 450, added on April 12th, 2007 at 6:09 PM.

So this poem is absolutely amazing. I'm not good at interpreting poems and
the meaning of them or anything like that, but the first time i read this i
was moved. He is def. on my list of fav poets now. I personally think ti
can be read both ways though, not just from top - bottom or bottom - top.
But that's just me.

Amber from United States

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