Love Is More Thicker Than Forget Analysis

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Repetition Repetition is one of the most notable aspects of “[love is more thicker than forget]” by poet E.E. Cummings. In fact, almost all of the poem is composed of repeating words and phrases, with some being present only within a single stanza, and others recurring throughout the poem. For instance, the word “more” is employed four times within the first stanza; the first mention can be seen with the third word in the first line, with the following three lines starting with “more.” The same pattern is present in the third stanza, only the word “less” is used instead. To describe “love,” (which is the primary theme of the text) as being “more” and “less” than specific things creates a sense of concreteness around a relatively abstract subject. As with the first and third stanzas, the second and fourth stanzas also mirror each other; all of the lines begin with the same words, such as “it is,” “than,” and “than all the.” While it is …show more content…
This type of rhyme pattern creates a song-like tune, making the poem a melodic art form to read through. It also adds a great deal of pleasurability by maintaining a predictable set of word sounds, and additionally shows Cumming’s attention to traditional forms of poetry (which almost always follow some form of rhyme pattern). While most of the end rhymes are true rhymes, there are a few places in which eye rhymes are created instead. One instance of this can be noted in lines two and four, with the last words of each being “recall” and “fail,” respectively. “Recall” contains the “ɔ” sound, while in “fail,” the “e” sound is the predominant vowel. While these two words are clearly not identical in the sounds they make when spoken aloud, they do resemble one another symbolically, with both ending in -al. Eye rhymes provide poets who aim to follow a strict end rhyme scheme with more options when it comes to

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