Poet: e.e. cummings
Poem: when serpents bargain for the right to squirm... (22)
Comment 14 of 14, added on December 5th, 2010 at 6:28 PM.
as a very new fan of e. e. cummings, i have very little i can claim in the way of expertise in this realm. but i would point out one observation which struck me while reading this. i believe that there is a great deal of the poem that concerns the will and motivation behind action. cummings introduces a number of characters from nature. in each of these scenes, the character is about to engage in an action which is otherwise be natural, but which, is hampered through the imposition of some human absurdity. there is a sense here in which nature is superior to man in that it acts out of the compulsion of its design rather than the stipulations of its legal and ideological code. it acts and exists irrespective of all other orders and institutions.
Samuel Meyer from United States
Comment 13 of 14, added on August 21st, 2010 at 12:05 AM.
actually as far as i am concerned cummings appreciates the animal than human beings .he conveys the message that unless those things which he mentioned about in the poem occur human beings are note liable to be called animal .
Comment 12 of 14, added on September 9th, 2009 at 7:38 PM.
It's quite simple. Live your life with good and gracious intentions. Then, when you die and go to heaven, all shall be revealed. Very simple.
H. Blake McMichen from United States
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