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Comment 10 of 10, added on May 21st, 2012 at 11:21 AM.


E.e. Cummings from Zimbabwe
Comment 9 of 10, added on June 18th, 2010 at 1:30 PM.
Think Layers

Well, it is definitly about the rape of women, but also of countries I
think. There is the use of many military terms...In fact a "Jerry" is slang
for a soldier and a "sally" is actually a defensive military manuever.
Apply this to what he says about the women (that they are just dolls) and
you get the final point the poem.

Krista Dietz
Comment 8 of 10, added on December 28th, 2009 at 5:13 AM.

it's beutiful

buble gum)) from Russia
Comment 7 of 10, added on December 14th, 2008 at 7:28 PM.

we decided in my english class that it's about raping girls and that the
man who's viewpoint it's from talks about them like they're just his toys
and that they're like "dolls" to him

Stacy from United States
Comment 6 of 10, added on April 19th, 2007 at 8:48 PM.

Does anyone know the direct meaning of this poem i have been trying to
figure it out but i cant see past the words....

Amber Rose Fuqua from United States
Comment 5 of 10, added on April 4th, 2006 at 5:28 PM.

this poem is the hardest song in the world to sing... try choir auditions.
yeah die poem!

me from United States
Comment 4 of 10, added on August 12th, 2005 at 1:01 AM.

I've noticed that in many of his poems it's the end when it all comes home
to you. Here I see he is going through the list of people and of the
predictability of their activities. Then he tells what the poem is about;
I can feel it. It's makes me tear up. One word..doll.

Roy from United States
Comment 3 of 10, added on June 15th, 2005 at 4:17 PM.

Here's my opinion: The point of this poem is that there isn't a point. The
sense is that there is no sense. You can't focus on his words (if you do,
you'll never enjoy e.e.c) but rather on thier rythmes. The feelings of the
words you should take, not as much (if at all) their face value. It's like
flowing down a river with just your face out of it, you're hearing the
rushing water, you don't exactly know where it's taking you but you're
enjoying the ride. That's my 2 cents.

Kelly from United States
Comment 2 of 10, added on May 31st, 2005 at 2:36 PM.

I guess i don't fully understand the meaning of this poem. I think I agree
that he is talking about his former crushes, but his words, to me, are hard
to understand.

anonomus from United States
Comment 1 of 10, added on May 19th, 2005 at 7:00 PM.

I Guess I will be the first to comment... well if you look at the poem
carefully enough you will realize that this e.e. cummings is not necessarly
talking about flowers (if you know what I mean). He is talking about each
persons different sexuality and sexual tendencies. Also my teacher in AP
English thinks that in the last line of every stanza e.e. cummings is
referring to a female that he "had a crush on", a tall...pale...doll

John from Grenada

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