Analysis Of The Poem ' I Carry Your Heart With Me ' Essay

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Edward Estlin Cummings, better known as E.E. Cummings, is one of the most popular American poets of all time. He successfully experimented with many different types of writing styles and distinguished himself by his unique word play and experiments with syntax, punctuation and dialect. While critical opinion differs on his overall achievement, the originality of his style is not in doubt” (Alprandini, 1). He found such success with his work that it continues to be reprinted in every major anthology of American poetry. One famous poem in particular, [i carry your heart with me(i carry it in], uses many poetic devices such as imagery, repetition, symbolism, parallelism, and paradox. This poem is the perfect example of the way in which Cummings was able to distinguish himself as an American author, defying the standard rules in which poetry was written. Cummings was born to a wealthy family in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1894. His parents had friends who were very successful and intellectual which made an early impression on Cummings. His father was educated and extremely intelligent, working as an Unitarian Minister and former Sociology Harvard professor. Both of Cummings parents were very encouraging of his creative endeavors at a young age which allowed him to comfortably reach his potential. Following his father’s path, Cumming’s entered Harvard in 1911 and early on was able to prove himself as a capable and talented individual. By 1915 he had earned his M.A. in English and…

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