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Analysis and comments on (will you teach a... (12) by e.e. cummings

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Comment 5 of 82, added on June 2nd, 2007 at 9:34 PM.

The poem shapes itself like thimbles with nipples.

e.e. cummins has the incredible quality of Walt Whitman, making a wordplay,
nonseniscal, universal and personal.
It is difficult to understand why he is not as appreciated and enjoyed more
by the collegiate "popularity" crowds. To become like a child is a divine
quality. so is cummins art.

Irma Metherd from United States
Comment 4 of 82, added on April 19th, 2006 at 2:52 PM.

I would like to say that there is a graphological deviation.

Comment 3 of 82, added on February 9th, 2005 at 12:22 AM.

*To me this poem does make sense, every one has different reactions to
certain questions when been ask to one...especially if they happen to be
Like in this poem Cummings appears to be asking the reader a question as
soon as you start reading...

(will you teach a
wretch to live
straighter than a needle)

in other words.. will you teach a slut to live a decent life?
Now to some readers they might simply say no or yes...but others might be
like what the F**k of a question is that? and why the F**k are you
interested to know B***H! lol


and now that Cummings asked you a personal question, he now wants one to
know if she would let her self to be straighten up in life by some one
else... and when would she be willing to stop being a wreck (or it could be
another view as now you being the one to question instead of cummings doing
the quesioning)...so now you will make the questionig to this woman...or
slut..and of course she might get a bad reaction to your question. You
would probably sound like this..
Would you let me teach you to be more decent with your life?...lol damn for
sure you'll get a slap from her...
and with the following part...

(ask and
and ask
again and)

it simply says to keep on being a nosey individual...

ask a
brittle little
person fiddling

(did you kiss
a girl with nipples
like pink thimbles)


Now in this part it says ask an easily disrupted midget, which happends to
be caught up in the rain, if he ever kissed a girl that had nipples that
looked like pink thimbles?....lol now that's weird....but some people might
ask that just to see how a midget shows his rage lol j/k any who...that
midget will most likely bite them nutz off...lol

(ask and
and ask
ago and)ask a
in the snow

and finally this last part... which is simply this--->Would you ask a crazy
person anything? Period! Finito!
Hellll Naaah!!! to all this weird questions...only crazy weird people
singing in the snow will do those kind of questionings..lol
IN other words this poem might mean either stop being nosey with the
personal life's of others...or Just simply get a life.

Sonia Perales from United States

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Poet: e.e. cummings
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