Poet: e.e. cummings
Poem: you shall above all things... (22)
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Jun 18 2004
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Comment 10 of 12, added on May 7th, 2009 at 1:17 AM.
In this poem by Edward Estlin Cummings, who hails from the esteemed city of Cambridge Massachusetts, the average reader could be left somewhat disturbed. Cummings tended to bend the normal views of common English Syntax and Typography, creating his own style of how a poem should look. He'd often use his works to challenge the upper class and denounce elitism, while at the same time beliveing in strict, unadulterated artistic individualism. He was actually imprisioned on charges of espionage as a younger man, after serving in the military as a volunteer ambulance assistant in WWI. Many belive that he drew upon his experiences there upon publishing "Tulips & Chimneys" (1922), and he was said to have died thinking, "When skies are huyng and oceans drowned... the single secret will still be man."
Nick Johnson from United States
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