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    When Cummings finally returned home, they continued their affair as if no time had passed. Despite his deep love for Elaine, Cummings experienced tremendous guilt regarding the affair. Cummings found himself caught between the love for a beautiful women and the loyalty to a long-time friend. He often used writing to release his confined feelings of guilt and disgust. Despite his guilt, Cummings continued on with the affair, and he eventually fathered a child with Elaine. Elaine gave birth to their daughter, Nancy, on December 20, 1919. Elaine later divorced Thayer and married Cummings in 1924. The beginning of Cummings’ marriage to Elaine and the early years of Nancy’s life proved a euphoric time for Cummings; surrounded by the two people he loved the most, poems began pouring out of him that illustrated this blissful time in his life. Unfortunately, Cummings’ happiness did not last forever. Elaine fell in love with another man and called off the marriage. Devastated by the loss of his love, Cummings turned suicidal and threatened to kill himself multiple times. However, he could never follow through on his threats from fear of leaving his daughter without a father. Elaine and her new husband permanently moved to Ireland, taking Nancy with them. Cummings would later discover that Elaine never told…

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    He also traveled through Europe, meeting Pablo Picasso and many other poets and artists. It was during this time that he had an affair with Elaine Thayer, the wife of one of his friends. Cummings and Thayer had a child together, whom they named Nancy, and the two got married in 1924 after Thayer divorced her husband. This marriage, however, did not last long; two months later, Elaine left for Europe, fell in love with another man, and eventually divorced Cummings in 1925. Cummings would marry…

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    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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    The life of Mr. Ezzard Who is Mr. Ezzard ? I believe he is a nice man who enjoys writing and traveling far and wide. He himself has been to many places and wrote a lot, especially in his travel journals. He has done enough to fill a boring life a thousand times over, and I have recently sat down with him to learn more about him. Even when just walking into his room to interview him, I see untold treasures on the walls that prove that writing means the universe to him. Mr. Ezzard always had a…

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    Brilliant. Innovative. And Well diversified. When a man finds inspiration throughout his lifetime only to later realize he would be a man that leaves a legacy as one of the famous 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…

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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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    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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    In the article called “French Farmer on Trial for Helping Migrants”, The author Laura Smith-Spark tells how a french farmer, Cedric Herrou, helped people cross the border from Italy to France illegally. Herrou lives in his house which is about 6 miles from the border of Italy, so to get the refugee to his house would be quite easy for him. He said that as a farmer, it’s his job to feed people. He gave the migrants shelter and now faces a maximum of 5 years in prison and a 30,000 euro ($31,000)…

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    which was common because many Italians were escaping homeland, and moving to the United States during the 1920s (Linder). During the presentation of this evidence, it was shown that no one had full proof that these men shot and killed Parmenter and Berardelli, yet, they were still electrocuted. Sacco and Vanzetti both grew up in Italy, living very different lives. “Sacco was a high class Italian man; where Vanzetti was an unskilled laborer, living the poor life” (Foner). Although, no one knows…

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    The Scottsboro Case

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    semi-skilled laborers, and some joined groups devoted to social revolution.” Sacco and Vanzetti perfectly fit the mold of a person who would commit such crimes, according to citizens of the United States who feared these immigrants. The crime the two men became charged was the robbery and murder of Frederick Parameter, a payroll clerk, and security guard Alessandro Berardelli. The two supposedly took $15,000 in cash the night of April 15, 1920. The court case was fueled by racism and hate,…

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