E.E. Cummings

E.E. Cummings

Edward Estlin Cummings, better known as E.E. Cummings, was an American poet. He is remembered today for his pioneering new style of writing and willingness to experiment with his verse. He wrote somewhere around 2,900 poems. This was in addition to plays, novels, and essays. Read more about E.E. Cummings.

[Buffalo Bill ‘s]

E. Cummings’ free-verse poem ‘[Buffalo Bill ’s]’ taps on the popular theme of the inevitability of death. It includes a civil, indifferent depiction of death.

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[O sweet spontaneous]

‘[O sweet spontaneous]’ by E.E. Cummings is a beautiful poem about the earth and humanity’s search for knowledge. The poem uses personification in interesting ways and expresses a universal message. 

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a man who had fallen among thieves

E. E. Cummings’ ‘a man who had fallen among thieves’ is a modern retelling of the parable of the Good Samaritan who helped a robbed man lying unconscious on the road. In this poem, the speaker helps one such person who faced a similar accident.

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i thank You God for most this amazing

‘i thank You God for most this amazing’ by E.E. Cummings is addressed to God and expresses a speaker’s thanks for being allowed to exist in the world.

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may i feel said he

‘may i feel said he’ by E.E. Cummings is a deceptively complicated poem that describes two people engaged in an affair and the various emotions associated with it.

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pity this busy monster, manunkind

‘pity this busy monster, manunkind’ by E.E. Cummings describes the destructive nature of progress and how it has damaged humankind’s view of the world. 

the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls

‘the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls’ by E. E. Cummings is about the differences in social classes, ignorance, and reality. The speaker judges the Cambridge women for the fiction they engage in and their lack of interest in the real world. 

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when god lets my body be

‘when god lets my body be’ is a poem about the cycle of life and death. The poet E.E. Cummings describes how he wishes to be part of nature through death.

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