It was at his graduation where he gave his commencement speech, "The New Art." In 1916, cummings received an M.A. for English and Classical Studies at Harvard. After completing his college education, he volunteered to be an ambulance driver with Norton Harjes Ambulance Corps (The American Red Cross) in France in 1917, during World War I. It was while he was overseas when he was imprisoned falsely for three months in a camp on suspicion of French disloyalty.
Lives at 21 East 15th Street with the painter ARTHUR WILSON ("Tex"). Works for P. F. Collier & Son. In April joins Norton-Haries Ambulance Corps. Sails for France on La Touraine, meeting on board another Harjes-Norton recruit, WILLIAM SLATER BROWN, who will remain his lifelong friend. After several weeks in Paris EEC and Brown are assigned to ambulance duty on Noyon sector.
After finishing school at the Boston Latin School, he attended Harvard for college. Before graduating from Harvard, Santayana joined a group called the “Walker Fellowship”. With this group, he went to Germany and spent eighteen months there before returning to the US. After this trip, and completing his years at Harvard, Santayana obtained a Ph.D. and graduated in 1889 (Saatkamp). After he gradua... ... middle of paper ... ...Standard, S-114; “George Santayana” Poetic).
Throughout his college years he worked as an editor for the literary magazine. This would later influence his paintings and poetry. Cummings left Harvard in 1916 with a master’s degree, his first poems where published the next year in the anthology, Eight Harvard Poets. These poems illustrated his early experiments in style and language for which he later became famous for (Constantakis). During World War I Cumming went to war as a volunteer for an ambulance driver in France.
This provided the funds that John needed to get a proper education. This proper education first came when John attended Choate. Choate was a boarding school in Connecticut for adolescent boys. Even at a young age, John was noted for having “a clever, individualist mind” by his Head Master. After John graduated from Choate, he entered Harvard in 1936.
Cummings had gotten his A.M. from Harvard in 1916 and in 1917 he published some of his early poems in the book “Eight Harvard Poet”. The same year that he had published his poems, he left for France to be an ambulance driver. Five months after he went to France, he was put into a prison camp by the French authorities in suspect of espionage (poets.org). Cummings later rewrites about this in his book “The Enormous Room”. After the war, he moved to the country side of Connecticut and made frequent visits to France.
He was the youngest of his six siblings. His parents are Henry Ware Eliot and Charlotte Champe Stearns (Britannica). Throughout his childhood, he had the widest education available. After all, his father was a successful entrepreneur, president, and treasurer of the Hydraulic-Press Brick Company while his mother was a former teacher, social volunteer Humanity club of St. Louis, and an amateur poet with a taste for Emerson (Ackroyd 15)). From Smith Academy in St. Louis young, Eliot went to Milton, Massachusetts then from Milton he entered Harvard in 1906; received a B.A.
Then he was sent off to study at “Lycee Condorcet” in Paris, France, for two years. Finally he made his way back to America to study at Horace Mann School in New York City where he graduated. His traveling at such a young age enhanced his poetry later on in life. Starting in 1902, Williams entered the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. This time at Penn was a critical point in Williams’s life; this is where he befriended Ezra Pound, Hilda Doolittle (H.D.)
This would point towards the absolute meaning of the comparison the poet or author was trying to convey (in other words, a parallel). I have chosen the E.E. Cummings poem “l(a” because it not only encompasses the idea of symbolism through its need for interpretation, but also due to its simple beauty, creating a visual image of a leaf falling. Edward Estlin Cummings was born on October 14, 1894 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in his family’s home, within an extremely short distance of Harvard (Dreams 9). His word usage and literary abilities were garnered at a young age from his parents.
At these schools, he enjoyed writing his own comical and dramatic free verse poems. After graduating out of grammar school, Nash moved on to one of the best private high schools in the east: St. George's in Newport, Rhode Island. Moving on in his life, he enrolled at Harvard at the age of 18 (from 1920-1921). Contemporary American Poets stated that Nash then took a job in the editorial and publicity department at the Doubleday and Doran Publishing Company. He worked very hard at this position, moving up the "executive" ladder very quickly.