What is indisputable is his status as one of the most widely read and popular American poets. The mason, deckhand, shoemaker, hatter, woodcutter, and ploughboy each play a vital role in their occupation. He is concerned with the generations of people who have come and gone. This suggests that Cummings doesn't believe in the foolishness of blind patriotism. Petrarch, the father of the sonnet, had 12. These words of the patriot are beautiful for him but for the speaker, this is very sarcastic.
This idea helps go along with the blind patriotism idea. Perhaps liberty should be next in line to god and america and i, for who is to shout up for those heroic happy dead? However, I think this is a weak argument when you consider how vastly complex a cell is. They are tripping over their own tongue only trying to say the words without grasping their meaning. Take the matter of being born. We blind ourselves by patriotism, when we don't even fully understand what it is we look up to.
And drank rapidly a glass of water These words of the patriot are beautiful for him but for the speaker, this is very sarcastic. Rather, it is simply an unknown person who spoke with the speaker. Like so many other corners of the village it might be almost anywhere in Chelsea - discreet, sedate and withdrawn. That profound sound is seen through poetry. The speaker implies that their bravery is more like foolishness. The second line line shows further textual evidence which shows that the patriot loves and is faithful to America.
His Archive recordings present Cummings in the intimacy of his Greenwich Village home. Academy of American Poets, n. He then volunteered for the ambulance service in the First World War, but once in France was arrested, erroneously, on suspicion of espionage and spent three and a half months in a detention camp. This poem portrays how America is diverse and. His lifetime lasting from 1894-1962 was vivaciously lived! Why does the speaker drink at all? Austria Hungary said we want to control your country or we will go to war Germany said, you go boy.
The American Dream is the pursuit of prosperity and opportunity that drives people to push their own limits and persevere in order to lead successful lives and achieve whatever goals they set. Many ethnicities countries come through America, and many leave. And finally the perspective shifts, from the words of the speaker to someone else who has been listening in, observing, recording. The rhyme scheme for this poem is A-B-A-B-C-D-C-D E-F-G-F-E-G. Lines 5 - 8 The centuries are no more.
People are born, and they die. You and I are human beings;mostpeople are snobs. While Americans are all busy rallying against a common foe, the reality is that a minimal population is going to end up doing all of the fighting. This poem is perhaps less non-conformist, structurally, than many of his other poems. In my opinion, God invented hell to make people afraid of committing bad deeds. Jingoism is extreme patriotism, especially with regards aggressive foreign policy. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.
This fact gives the author even more authority to write about U. And yet, the author starts the poem by referencing his inexperience with love and almost expresses a wonder to this new experience Cummings, 1. Russia said, don't pick on Serbia, France said viva la Russia. The last line of the poem shows the speaker drinking a glass of water rapidly. He uses enjambment, which can portray how he rambles on about this overly patriotic people and uses sarcasm to show his dislike. In this poem, carefully worked out in sonnet form, cummings pillories a Fourth-of-July speechmaker by choosing patriotic and religious clichés common to platform oratory and compressing fragments of them together in order to demonstrate the meaningless emptiness that the speakers 888 Words 4 Pages that is the deciphering the meaning of their descriptions.
Not only did he experience the tragedies of war first hand, but he was also detained for being outspoken about these beliefs. Cumming, who wrote nearly 2900 poems, had a rather hard life. Also saying that we should worry about not hearing everything, and not being inteligent about what we do. This poem reveals some of his deepest, if unpopular, beliefs. But, the patriot foolishly talks too fast and Cummings depicts this through combining the words. However, he found happiness in his third marriage to the photographer, Marion Morehouse. Why is the distance between the Sun and the Earth comfortable for living? This not only allows the line to end with a rising beaut- but ties up the full rhyme later on with mute in line 13.
Thy sons acclaim thy glorious name. It is a poem that delights in its own satire, that whimsically dances with cliches and pays little heed to punctuation. This line relates to the soldiers being sent to war. First, people need God to suppress their instincts and be more sensible. As soon as you see lack of capitals, odd punctuation and strange layouts, e e cummings is probably hot favourite to be the writer.
The creative structure and style of poetry creates a different form of writing that can either have rhythm, alliteration or have a direct message. Some say that the Earth and the life on it was just a product of random chance, and not created by any intelligent deity. They went in and died only to seem like they died in honor when all they did was kill people. Meaning he was talking so fast he didn't fully grasp what he was saying. His body of work includes, approximately, 2,900 poems, two autobiogaphical novels, four plays and several essays, as well as numerous drawings and paintings.