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    societies. E.E. Cummings’ “anyone lived in a pretty how town,” is perfect example of how individualism is viewed in a conformist society, as well as sheds light on the poet’s own views of conformity. Although conforming to social norms is how people understand the world around them, it is so import to some people that they completely disregard individuality in their societies (either through fear or apathy); however, such hindering attitudes can be prove to be inspiration for rebelling against conformity. In the poem “anyone lived in a pretty how town,” Cummings depicts a town filled with inhabitants who live out a seemingly bleak existence, with the exception of two unidentified characters anyone and noone (Barnet, Burto, & Cain). These characters are free to dream and explore the world around them and express themselves, even though they are largely ignored by their fellow townspeople, who are also referred to as someone and everyone and…

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    shoes, allowing them to picture themselves in E.E. Cummings’ “anyone lived in a pretty how town.” The ambiguous pronouns allow Cummings’ reader to place themselves in the characters’ shoes, thereby allowing them to realize that they, too, are on the same path of life as anyone and noone. Cummings describes anyone as living “in a pretty how town” (Cummings 1). This seemingly generic town is brought to a more intensified version, with Cummings’ implementation of the word how. Cummings describes…

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    lies. In the endeavor to attain these common conceptions of “success”, people often create a facade of happiness and contentment. Scott Fitzgerald, writer of the novel The Great Gatsby, and E.E. Cummings, writer of the poem “anyone lived in a pretty how town,” convey a similar theme in their works through the use of tone, imagery, and symbolism. Both selections explore societies and people filled with insincerity, and they both reveal that surface level happiness doesn’t always reflect what’s…

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    Poem: “anyone lived in a pretty how town” by E.E. Cummings Introduction and Thesis: Living in the adult world is often considered to be monotonous and mundane. It becomes easy to adopt to this orthodox lifestyle, and becomes difficult to escape from it. However, this conventional tradition is considered to be dangerous. This is shown in E.E. Cummings’s poem, “anyone lived in a pretty how town.” Cummings uses figurative languages such as symbolism, repetition, and paradox in order to…

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    In the poem “Anyone lived in a pretty how town” by e.e Cummings tries to show us how other people or society is not willing to recognize differences. Cummings is trying to challenge everyone to push their limits to pursue their dreams. In this poem Cummings is complaining about society. He tries to show how someone named anyone lives in how town where nobody cares for anyone, except someone named noone. Some of the children in the how town noticed that anyone was different form everyone in the…

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    The poem “anyone lived in a pretty how town” by E.E. Cummings describes the life of a man who the townspeople do not care for because they obsess over improving their own lives with insignificant objects. The man lives, falls deeply in love, and eventually surrenders to death. Yet, the townspeople pay no attention to his death because they “are busy folk,” running around infatuated with things that do not matter (line 27). Little do they know that death will soon take them also. E. E. Cummings,…

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    that the man felt and to allow the reader to experience that night with him. “The Raven” is more open-ended that a normal book would be. This forces the reader to infer who this man is and what happened to Lenore. Reading this poem and hearing the raven “rapping at [the man’s] chamber door” brings in the emotions that are running through the man’s head and allows the reader to interpret them (line 9). A major observation in this poem is that the raven is in the man’s chamber for a while and he…

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    poem “Anyone lived in a pretty how town.” The plot of this poem talks about people in an ordinary town, everyone in this town always stick to the same paths the people before them stuck to. They all follow the passage of growing into adult hood and leaving their childish behaviors behind them. It talks about how they marry each other and then their children stick to the very same ways as their parents nothing ever changes in this town it’s all the same. But then comes along two different…

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    Olivia Welch American Literature Ms. Gibbs 17 November 2016 The Great Gatsby VS Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town Love can mean many different things to many different people, love to some isn't just one feeling. It is a rollercoaster of sad and happy points. But the person who shares these feelings or for whom they have feelings for is gonna pick them up and keep them going through all of the hard times. F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby and e.e cummings, author of Anyone…

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    both “anyone lived in a pretty how town” and The Great Gatsby because they both involve the carelessness of people and the effects on the main character. The fictional story The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and the poem “anyone lived in a pretty how town” by Cummings are about carelessness and hope. It reveals that most people are careless. They only care about themselves and have no originality at all.But, there are a few people that are hopeful and the authors show how they are the…

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