Your Little Voice a Poem by EE Cummings

1344 Words6 Pages
EE Cummings was and is still one of the most well-regarded and unique poets of all time. His poems were unusual, but his strange way of writing is what grabbed people’s attention and made him so special. Many incidents in Cummings’ life affected his poetry, his experiences and his personality, which could clearly be observed in the poems he wrote. Cummings became such a well-known poet due to the effect of his life events on his poetry, his peculiar writing style and his strong connection with the topics of love and lust. The struggles and successes of his life developed his poetry in a huge manner. EE Cummings’ childhood and youth is the main reason he got involved in poetry. He was born on October 14, 1894 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “When he was a kid, his mother instilled a love of language and play into him, beginning his journey of poetry” (Edward Estlin Cummings). Due to that, he began writing poems at the age of 10 and he studied Latin and Greek, which would later improve his knowledge and use of the English language. His early exposure to the world of poetry strengthened his love for it and made it such a huge part of his life. By starting at a young age, he was able to progress a lot and continuously improve his writing. He grew a passion for writing and putting all his thoughts and emotions on paper because he was able to express his feelings. After high school, he went on to get Bachelors in Art and a Masters in Art at the age of 22, both from Harvard. Exploring the English language and the art of poetry made his adoration for it even stronger. This is because he was able to dive deeper into the world of arts and learn everything there is to find out about it. “He took all this knowledge and information that he had ... ... middle of paper ... ... Britannica, Encyclopaedia. "E.E. Cummings." Britannica. 15th. Vol. 3. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2002. • E.E. Cummings. 2014. 5 February 2014 . • Edward Estlin Cummings. 2014. A+E Television Networks. 5 February 2014 . • Firmage, George James. E. E. Cummings: Complete Poems, 1904-1962. New York: Liveright, 1991. • Heyman, Neil M. Daily Life During World War 1. Westport: Greenwood Press, 22. • Poets, The Academy of American. E.E Cummings. Academy of American Poets, Inc. 5 February 2014 . • Reader's Almanac. E. E. Cummings and The Enormous Room: making jail literature modernist. 14 October 2010. Blogger. 5 February 2014 .

More about Your Little Voice a Poem by EE Cummings

Open Document