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    poems written with incorrect spelling and punctuation? Then you would be thinking about E. E. Cummings! E. E. Cummings was birthed upon the world as Edward Estlin Cummings in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1894. He developed a unique style of writing at an early age, being influenced by both Impressionism and Cubism, and grew up to study at Harvard University. The poet would become a famous writer, but while he was alive, his work was mostly left unnoticed because of his different direction when it came to literature. How did a “radically” different poet of his generation use unorthodox writing techniques never tried before to gain exposure and eventual fame for his poems? E. E. Cummings would use visual…

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    Haswell and Edward Cummings gave birth to Edward Estlin Cummings. However, the world would ultimately know him as E. E. Cummings, the poet that wandered away from the norms of modern society and made astonishing innovations in the realm of poetry through his experimentations with syntax, grammar, punctuation, spacing, and typography. Like every notable literary figure, E.E. Cummings applied his life experiences and influences to his work, helping establish him as one of America’s most…

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    While Cummings started writing poetry at a young age, his first self published work was an autobiography. The Enormous Room was published in 1922 and contained Cummings’ experiences in jail during WWI. His next work, Tulips and Chimneys,was published in 1923 and contained numerous short poems. Cummings published more poems at around that time. (Biography.com). Cummings’ next work was the play Him, which was performed by the Provincetown Players in 1927. Then, he wrote Eimi in 1933, which was…

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    “The world is mud- luscious and puddle - wonderful” (E.E. Cummings). Edward Estlin Cummings was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1894. He was a painter and a poet and he studied in the University of Harvard, where he was fascinated by two schools of art Impression and Cubism. How does E.E. Cummings use vision and auditory to create meaning?. E.E. Cummings creates meaning in his poetry by using visual techniques and auditory techniques. To begin with, E.E. Cummings creates meaning in his…

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    Edward Estlin Cummings, a 20th century poet, painter, playwright, and novelist, impacted literature greatly. Nearly all of his poems challenged the accepted rules of writing through formatting and grammar choices. The topics of the poems created the most controversy, especially the poems he wrote focusing on nature, religion, and his sexuality. Due to his strict religious upbringing, Cummings conveys his inner strife and difficulties forming connections through his eccentric writing style.…

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    E.E. Cummings’ extended metaphor of the human life cycle reveals that all people are ultimately on the exact same path of life, as time passes, not much changes. His ambiguous pronouns serve to allow the readers to place themselves in the character’s 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…

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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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    E. E. Cummings lived from October 14,1894, to September 3, 1962. He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and was encouraged by his parents to develop his creative gifts. He first started writing poems at the young age of eight. Between then and age twenty two, Cummings wrote a poem a day, experimenting with many traditional forms of poetry. Cummings studied Latin and Greek at the Cambridge Latin High School, and then went to Harvard University. He first started writing modern poetry at…

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    work shape their careers and are almost always influenced by their backgrounds or experiences that changed their lives. During high school, E.E. Cummings was educated in what was thought to be “the last generation to be educated in precisely this manner” (Docherty) of a “sound classical education” that resulted in him adopting many poetic strategies. E.E. Cummings then attended Harvard University where he was introduce to the avant-garde writers of Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein. These two…

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    American poets. I would like to introduce you to a man named Edward Estlin Cummings, one of America's innovative, and influential poets of his time. Inspiring readers to understand the concept of originality in his poetry by demonstrating how he used influences from his childhood experiences, imagism, and concrete poetry to write the poems we now admire. Known throughout Cambridge, Massachusetts for working in the Emersonian style of romantic transcendentalism, Edward Estlin Cummings,…

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