The Great Gatsby: Poem Analysis

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Loneliness Is Inevitable
“(and noone stooped to kiss his face)” (Cummings, 26). In Fitzgerald’s novel characters like Jay Gatsby, Nick Carraway, and Myrtle Wilson all have aspects of their personal lives that make it seem as though they are lonely in life as a result of decisions they have made in the past. In Cummings poem there are different ways to interpret the underlying meaning between the words. For his characters, noone and anyone, readers could take them as literally noone and anyone or as certain people going through life. If readers take it literally, then they would see life as being completely lonely and that they had noone to relate to or love. If the readers relate to the noone or anyone characters then they would have a different
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In Fitzgerald’s novel he uses Dr. T.J. Eckleburg 's eyes and a green light at the end of the Buchanan’s dock as examples of symbolism. The symbols could represent whatever the reader wanted them to although most recognize them as hope. Gatsby uses the green light for hope that one day, he will get the love of his life back, this is Gatsby’s will to live through the rough life he has gone through. “-he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and, far as I was from him, I could have sworn he was trembling,...” (Fitzgerald, 20). This is Fitzgerald’s way of showing the readers a tiny bit of what that light means to Gatsby. Hope for the lonely gives them the will to live. In “anyone lived in a pretty how town”, Cummings uses his characters noone and anyone as symbolism. The characters are used as symbolism because the readers can interpret them however they would like. Noone can be literally noone or can be a specific person, “that noone loved him more by more” (Cummings, 12), in this line the readers can think to themselves whether noone was a specific person or not. By doing this, the readers can relate the poem to their own life, whether they are loved or

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