Cummings Essays

  • The Poetry of e.e. cummings

    3352 Words  | 7 Pages

    The Poetry of e.e. cummings The poems to come are for you and for me and are not for most people. --it's no use trying to pretend that mostpeople and ourselves are alike. Mostpeople have less in common with ourselves than the squarerootofminusone. You and I are human beings;mostpeople are snobs. Take the matter of being born. What does being born mean to mostpeople? Catastrophe unmitigated. Socialrevolution. The cultured aristocrat yanked out of his hyperexclusively ultravoluptuous superpalazzo

  • Edward Estlin Cummings

    1239 Words  | 3 Pages

    Edward Estlin Cummings was an American poet – the second most widely read poet in the United States, after Robert Frost – born in 1894. He was immensely popular, especially among younger readers for his work; he experimented radically with form, punctuation, spelling and syntax. The majority of his poems turn to the subjects of love, war, and sex, with such simplistic language, abandoning traditional techniques to create new means of poetic expression. “Somewhere I have never travelled”, is a very

  • In-just by e. e. cummings

    1492 Words  | 3 Pages

    the speaker’s account of a remembered spring. By employing white space, alliteration, compressed conjunctions, and some unconventional capitalization, e. e. cummings creates a dream vision of a remembered springtime- revelry that reads with both excitement and a measured awareness. White space is used after the first line, “in Just-”, by cummings to emphasize the speaker’s observation that only in spring do the following things happen. The white space after “spring” in the second line suggests that

  • e. e. cummings' Poem of Simplicity in Life

    1722 Words  | 4 Pages

    e. e. cummings' Poem of Simplicity in Life This poem by e. e. cummings describes the link between age and happiness by relating the two with simplicity. With this simplicity, however, there is a break from reality, and there are consequences. We can only do what is natural for us. you shall above all things be glad and young by e. e. cummings you shall above all things be glad and young. For if you're young, whatever life you wear it will become you;and if you are glad whatever's

  • E. Ee Cummings And The Life Of Edward Estlin Cummings

    843 Words  | 2 Pages

    E.E. Cummings Edward Estlin Cummins was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on October 14, 1894 and died on September 3, 1962 in, New Hampshire. He was 67 and was buried at Forest hills Cemetery. He was married twice very briefly, his first wife was Elaine Orr, but their marriage started off as a love affair in 1918 while she was also married to Scofirled Thayer, one of Cummings friend from Harvard. During the course of their marriage Cummings wrote a lot of erotic poetry. During the affair they had

  • Ee Cummings Flaws

    798 Words  | 2 Pages

    EE Cummings: A Flawed but Gifted Poet “To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” EE Cummings, an American poet took these words to heart and challenged all aspects of the literary genre of poetry. Almost no American poet compares to him and is an undefined genius. Throughout his 45 year career, he set a high precedent and a new way to read and write

  • The Legacy of E.E. Cummings

    1212 Words  | 3 Pages

    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

  • In Just E.E. Cummings

    789 Words  | 2 Pages

    Just-," E.E. Cummings creates a realistic instant of spring by using elements of imagery, alliteration, and tone to reveal that spring is more glorious when you look at it through a child's perspective. Cummings does this for the purpose that he appreciates individuals who apprehend with compassion and affection the beauty of spring (Smelstor, Marjorie). E.E. Cummings commences

  • Hypocrisy in E.E. Cummings’ the Cambridge Ladies

    1973 Words  | 4 Pages

    The Hypocrisy of Communal Identity in cummings' the Cambridge ladies E.E. Cummings’ [the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls] is an enigmatic, ironic and sarcastic poem which reveals the unreal, fraudulent lives that the Cambridge ladies live. The poetic speaker’s tone is filled with sarcasm and irony to show the contradiction between the Cambridge ladies’ actions and beliefs. This discriminating voice is used when speaking of the Cambridge ladies’ Christianity, their communal identity

  • E.e. Cummings, Poem, Anyone Li

    940 Words  | 2 Pages

    E.E. Cummings "anyone lived in a pretty how town" I first read this poem and I thought of love, two people in love. Anyone and noone are in love and that is what matters to them, to be in love with each other and with life. It involves the day, the night, and how the weather changes. The seasons revolve and the children grow up to become adults. As I read the poem I realized there were three sections to it. Which consist of anyone and noone, "women and men" in line four, and the children. The first

  • Edward Estlin Cummings

    1071 Words  | 3 Pages

    Edward Estlin Cummings Edward Estlin Cummings was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 14, 1894. He earned a BA from Harvard and volunteered to go to France during World War I with the Ambulance Corps. After the war, he stayed in Paris, writing and painting, and later returned to the US. He died in Conway, New Hampshire, in 1962. Cummings is one of the most innovative contemporary poets, he used unconventional punctuation and capitalization, and unusual line, word, and even letter placements

  • Dbq Ee Cummings

    579 Words  | 2 Pages

    E.E. Cummings was a unique poet who bent the way that poetry was made, and he made his style his own. Edward Estlin Cummings was born in 1894 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He started writing poetry when he was a child, and ended up going to Harvard University. How does E.E. Cummings use vision and hearing to create meaning? E.E. Cummings creates meaning by using visual techniques and auditory techniques. ` First, E.E. Cummings used visual techniques to create his poetry and make it unique. For example

  • Analysis of e.e. cummings' since feeling is first

    1084 Words  | 3 Pages

    Analysis of e.e. cummings' since feeling is first E. E. Cummings' poem "since feeling is first" is a poem which shows how emotions dictate people's actions and why the narrator thinks they should. The poem implies that to follow one's heart is better than following one's mind, yet, at the same time the poem is the narrator's analysis of why emotion comes before thought. The last line of the poem brings a twist on theme that the rest of the poem seems to be following. It speaks of death

  • e.e. cummings: The Life of America's Experimental Poet

    1939 Words  | 4 Pages

    e.e. cummings: The Life of America's Experimental Poet Edward Estlin Cummings was born October 14, 1894 in the town of Cambridge Massachusetts. His father, and most constant source of awe, Edward Cummings, was a professor of Sociology and Political Science at Harvard University. In 1900, Edward left Harvard to become the ordained minister of the South Congregational Church, in Boston. As a child, E.E. attended Cambridge public schools and lived during the summer with his family in their summer

  • explication of cummings' poem since feeling is first

    1015 Words  | 3 Pages

    explication of e. e. cummings' poem since feeling is first e. e. cummings' "since feeling is first" is about feeling (802).  This is immediately evident from the title and first line, which emphasize the word "feeling" in several different ways.  The stresses on "feel-" and "first," as well as the alliteration between those two words, make explicit their connection and importance, and the repetition of the same line in both title and first line serves to enhance the effect. The meaning

  • Ee Cummings Visual Techniques

    562 Words  | 2 Pages

    notable poet Edward Estlin Cummings was born. Edward Estlin Cummings (or E.E. Cummings) is most known for his creative and unique poems and recognizable style. Starting at a very young age, E. E. Cummings wrote his own poems and eventually attended Harvard University and graduated in 1917. His works make people use their sense of sight & hearing to understand the poems because “... language is meant to be spoken as well as written, heard as well as seen”. Edward Cummings uses sight and sound to create

  • The Poetry of E. E. Cummings

    1264 Words  | 3 Pages

    The Poetry of E. E. Cummings Is the of style e. e. cummings' poetry its true genius, or the very reason the works should be called drivel? Alfred Kazin says that the poet's style is "arrogant" and "slap stick" and that cummings is "the duality of the traditionalist and the clown"(155). Others, such as Richard P. Blackmur, say his technique is an insult to the writing profession. He says that cummings' poetry would only appeal to those with a "childish spirit"(140). It was Mark Van Doren, though

  • Roots And Ee Cummings Analysis

    775 Words  | 2 Pages

    definitions of good and being are similar because these two words define the best in people’s character.The three poets: Sonia Sanchez, The Roots and ee cummings prove throughout their poem that there is more than one meaning of being. Each of the poets defines “being” as a good thing because it defines a person’s worth. Sonia Sanchez, The Roots and ee cummings made it clear throughout their poems that there could be more than one meaning to these words by giving us different definitions. Being and Unbeing

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

    1118 Words  | 3 Pages

    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

  • E.E. Cummings- Innovative Poet

    945 Words  | 2 Pages

    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).