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The Poetry of E.E. Cummings

- The Poetry of E.E. Cummings Edward Estlen Cummings engages the intuitiveness of readers of his poetry with precision. A painter as well as poet, Cummings uses words to create vivid and visceral moments of meaning that are the beating heart of Cummings’ poetry. The form and content of E. E. Cummings’ poetry is driven by and results from his own personal philosophy regarding the transcendent importance of love and individualism over reason and societal norms. The relationships between those central themes are here explored in three of his poems, published within a span of fourteen years, with the main focus being the poem, “anyone lived in a pretty how town”....   [tags: Poetry Poet Poems e e cummings Essays]

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Visual Effects Created By E.E. Cummings In His Poetry

- Visual Effects Created By E.E. Cummings In His Poetry Edward Estlin Cummings, commonly referred to as E. E. Cummings, was born on October 14, 1894 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was a source of vast knowledge and was responsible for many creative works other than his poetry, such as novels, plays, and paintings. He published his first book of poetry Tulips and Chimneys in 1923. Many of his poems are known for the visual effects they create through his unusual placement of words on the page, as well as, his lack of punctuation and capitalization....   [tags: Cummings Poem Poet Poetry Essays]

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e.e. cummings' You shall above all things be glad and young

- e.e. cummings' You shall above all things be glad and young E.E. Cummings' "You shall above all things be glad and young" is a poem written for a man in love. It is a praise of the joys that love can bring men and women, yet also a warning of what can go wrong if you let your mind get in the way. This poem jumps from three different shifts in the tone of the speaker. In the first and second stanza Cummings is telling the reader the beauty of love. The third and forth stanzas are informing the reader to be careful with letting thoughts fog the innocence of their feelings....   [tags: Poem cummings Poetic Essays]

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An Interpretation of My Sweet Old Etcetera by E.E. Cummings'

- An Interpretation of My Sweet Old Etcetera by E.E. Cummings' "my sweet old etcetera" is part of E.E. Cummings' "is 5" collection of poetry, which was published in 1926. This poem and most of Cummings' other poetry was known for its typographic innovation. One will definitely notice that there are only two capitalized letters in the whole piece and not one period. The only punctuation mark present is the comma, creating pauses in the speech. Basically the whole poem is a big run-on sentence....   [tags: Cummings My Sweet Old Etcetera Essays]

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Analysis of e. e. cummings’ Poem of all the blessings which to man

- Analysis of e. e. cummings’ Poem of all the blessings which to man      As Thomas Reed West puts it, "the predominant literary sentiment toward the discipline of the machine has been one of lament" (xii). Many authors have composed pieces dealing with industrialization and the correlated obsolescence of man. Poet e.e. cummings is among them. In his poem "of all the blessings which to man," cummings describes a world to which progress will doom mankind-- a place where technology rules over humanity....   [tags: cummings of all the blessings which to man]

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An Interpretation of E.E. Cummings' Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town

- An Interpretation of E.E. Cummings' Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town E.E. Cummings (1894-1962) is an American Poet whose works are some of the harder ones to understand. That's what Cummings is known for, his typography, language, punctuation, and his use of capital letters to give words special meanings. It has been stated that he has his own language known as Cummingsian. Cummings has done a lot of experimentation with language along with other poets during the Modernist era. Not only was Cummings an artistic writer and poet but he was an accomplished painter as well....   [tags: Cummings Anyone Lived Pretty How Town]

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An Analysis of E.E. Cummings' Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town

- An Analysis of E.E. Cummings' Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town In reading this poem the first time, I had no clue as to what Cummings was speaking of. However, after many times through and several on-line readings, I believe that I have some semblance as to what Cummings was trying to convey in this poem. In reading this poem through on my own the first time, I saw Anyone as any person. However, Anyone is actually an individual, as is Noone. Anyone is seen to be a happy person as in line 4, he is seen singing and dancing....   [tags: Cummings Anyone Lived Pretty How Town]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Works Of Cummings '

- A poet whose works I thoroughly enjoy is E.E Cummings. When I read poetry, a large amount of my enjoyment is deciphering the meaning or themes behind a poem. Poetry by Cummings takes this a step further from other poets by having almost a lack of a distinct style. Cummings takes many steps away from the traditional form of poetry with his obscure and bold experimentation in his poems. This drift from orthodox methods is evident with his unique spelling, grammar, use of punctuation, and his form and structure of his poetry....   [tags: Poetry, Stanza, Sonnet, Meaning of life]

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The Legacy of E.E. Cummings

- Edward Cummings was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1894. His father was a professor at Harvard, leading Cummings to attend Harvard from 1911-1915 (Poetry for Students vol.3). At a young age Cummings showed a strong interest in poetry and art. His first published poems appeared in the anthology “Eight Harvard poets” in 1917. During WW1 Cummings volunteered for the French-based ambulance service and he spent four years in an internment camp in Normandy on suspicion of treason (Poetry for Students vol.3)....   [tags: eight harvard poets, cambridge]

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E.E. Cummings- Innovative Poet

- E.E. Cummings was one of the most innovative poets in American literature. He is especially known for violating the rules of composition, rejecting punctuation, and capitalization (Costello 1). Cummings wrote prolifically: nearly 800 poems, plays, ballets, fairy tales, and autobiographies (Smelstor 2). Mr. Edward Estlin Cummings was born on October 14, 1894 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was the first born of twochildren, his parents were Edward Cummings and Rebecca Haswell Clarke (Smelstor 2)....   [tags: American Literature, Poetic Analysis, Poet]

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