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Analysis and comments on the way to hump a cow is not... (14) by e.e. cummings

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Comment 20 of 290, added on October 7th, 2008 at 9:11 AM.

I always thought this was about politicians in general, and the cow
represented us, the population. Like cows, we move in herds. And
politicians screw us through misdirection (draw a circle round the spot),
meaningless verbage (the second section), and finally not even getting the
names of the sexes right (mems and wonens). And of course, if they don't
vote for him, "to hell with them".

Sounds like politicians I know. And voters too.

Bruce MacNaughton from United States
Comment 19 of 290, added on May 7th, 2008 at 12:07 AM.

hmm... yaknow, after reading this i got really curious and since i own a
barn i tried it a few days ago. It did work and almost felt as good as my
wife, but i did end up using a stool.

Asian from China
Comment 18 of 290, added on February 7th, 2008 at 8:13 PM.

How old is this audience, I wonder. This poem is FUNNY folks. Remember
HUMOR - I don't dare put a question mark behind any of the comments I make
for fear it "will be removed." I always believed this poem was written in
response to Ernest Hemmingway's huge bestseller, "The Sun Also Rises,"
which was lauded and drooled over by cummings' mortal enemy - 'the world of
Academe.' But regardless of WHY it was written, you should be able to GET
the satirical, humorous tone of this poem. What a bunch of dummies.

Fran from United States
Comment 17 of 290, added on February 6th, 2008 at 9:30 AM.

id rather hump an ashlee

jesus from Iceland
Comment 16 of 290, added on May 31st, 2007 at 1:01 PM.

T think this is a very gross poem and is totally unbelivable.

kimberley Szarek from United States
Comment 15 of 290, added on April 18th, 2007 at 10:04 AM.

this poem makes me glad that I delete most of the cow patties eventually.

Comment 14 of 290, added on May 4th, 2006 at 7:55 PM.

cow pussy smells funny.....

Kau Huumper from Czech Republic
Comment 13 of 290, added on March 22nd, 2006 at 7:52 AM.

I really liked this poem me and my boyfriend Jacob Dobson tryed what
everybody else did humping a cow it was awesome it really does work. Now Me
and my boyfriend do it all the time

Brandon Parsons from United States
Comment 12 of 290, added on March 22nd, 2006 at 7:42 AM.

This poem is somewhat weird. but then i thought about it and then i started
humping cow and it went MOOOOOOOO!!!!

Jordon Dobson from United States
Comment 11 of 290, added on March 19th, 2006 at 10:59 PM.

e.e. cummings wrote this poem as a political satire. I absolutely love it.
Although he did write it with obvious political undertones (uncle toms and
vote) its sing-songy rhythm and rhyming nature givie it a humorous feeling.
cummings, although an amazingly talented and opinionated man wrote poetry
such as this for its hilarity. C'mon folks... humping cows is funny (when
you write about it) please please please don't over analyze this poem and
ruin it.

Amanda from United States

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