E. E. Cummings

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  • Analysis Of E. E. Cummings

    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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  • E. Cummings '' The Enormous Room'

    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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  • Edward E Cummings Your Little Voice Analysis

    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. Cummings Anyone Lived In A Pretty How Town

    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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  • Ambiguous Diction In 'Anyone Lived In A Pretty How Town'

    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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  • How Does Walt Whitman Use Diction In O Captain My Captain

    In 1831, at the age of twelve, Walt Whitman began working for his local newspaper. He soon fell in love with the written word and started writing his own poetry (“Poet Walt Whitman”). Fast forward to the turn of the 20th century, and Whitman has already made a name for himself as one of America’s most influential poets. Two of Whitman’s most esteemed works are “O Captain! My Captain!”, written in 1865 to reflect on Abraham Lincoln's death, and “O Me! O Life!”, written in 1891 to contemplate…

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  • Symbolism In Anyone Live In A Pretty How Town

    How do we determine if love changes someone or not? In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and in “anyone live in a pretty how town” by E.E. Cummings, the authors use motifs, imagery, and symbolism to show how love can shape an individual change. Throughout the novel Gatsby has changed for Daisy because he is in love with her and in the poem the speaker anyone changed because noone showed him love . In the novel, Fitzgerald uses symbolism to represent a deeper meaning. Some…

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  • Anyone Lived In A Pretty How Town Analysis

    Throughout history, human civilizations have been built on conforming to social norms. Likewise, there have always been individuals, throughout history, who have ventured outside of those norms, many times to the dismay or even apathy of their respectively 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…

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  • Poem Analysis Of 'If' By E. Cummings

    Could you imagine dirt actually being clean or a globe in the shape of a square? Dirt wouldn’t really be dirt then, nor a globe really a globe. If you have read the poem “If” by E. E. Cummings, then you may remember theses crazy allusions. Cummings is not trying to confuse your brain, however, he is simply making an observation on possibilities of the future or the notion of there is no perfect world. My perspective of the poem is that if things were different, then we wouldn’t be who we are and…

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  • Karen Cangialosi's Healing Through The Written Words

    Although many scientists do not understand why writing clearly has the power to heal. In “Healing through the Written Word,” Cangialosi appeals to the authority of James W Pennebaker and EE Cummings to effectively prove the psychological effects of writing and reach her intended audience. She uses James W Pennebaker’s statistic to effectively reach her audience. Finally, she uses persuasive diction to convey her purpose that writing has the power to heal. In "Healing through the Written Word,"…

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