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1 Come into... E.E. Cummings's mind
“Listen; there's a hell of a good universe next door: lets go!” – E.E. Cummings Lindsey Curtin, Abby Hennely, Dominique Vandenbulcke

2 Background Information
October 14, September 3, 1962 Ten years old Harvard Greek and other languages Hardships E.E. or e.e.? Marion Morehouse

3 influences La Ferte Mace Prison during World War (The Enormous Room)
Father and mother die ((gee I think dead…)) Love Cambridge Massachusetts Edward Cummings Tragedies Traveling Pablo Picasso "He was the handsomest man I ever saw. Big was my father and strong with lightblue skies for eyes."

4 my father moved through dooms of love
my father moved through dooms of love through sames of am through haves of give, singing each morning out of each night my father moved through depths of height this motionless forgetful where turned at his glance to shining here; that if(so timid air is firm) under his eyes would stir and squirm newly as from unburied which floats the first who,his april touch drove sleeping selves to swarm their fates woke dreamers to their ghostly roots and should some why completely weep my father's fingers brought her sleep: vainly no smallest voice might cry for he could feel the mountains grow. Lifting the valleys of the sea my father moved through griefs of joy; praising a forehead he called the moon singing desire into begin joy was his song and joy so pure a heart of star by him could steer and pure so now and now so yes the wrists of twilight would rejoice keen as midsummer's keen beyond conceiving mind of sun will stand, so strictly(over utmost him so hugely)stood my father's dream his flesh was flesh his blood was blood: no hungry man but wished him food; no cripple wouldn't creep one mile uphill to only see him smile. Scorning the pomp of must and shall my father moved through dooms of feel; his anger was as right as rain his pity was as green as grain septembering arms of year extend less humbly wealth to foe and friend than he to foolish and to wise offered immeasurable is proudly and(by octobering flame beckoned)as earth will downward climb, so naked for immortal work his shoulders marched against the dark his sorrow was as true as bread: no liar looked him in the head; if every friend became his foe he'd laugh and build a world with snow. My father moved through theys of we, singing each new leaf out of each tree (and every child was sure that spring danced when she heard my father sing) then let men kill which cannot share, let blood and flesh be mud and mire, scheming imagine,passion willed, freedom a drug that's bought and sold giving to steal and cruel kind, a heart to fear,to doubt a mind, to differ a disease of same, conform the pinnacle of am though dull were all we taste as bright, bitter all utterly things sweet, maggoty minus and dumb death all we inherit,all bequeath and nothing quite so least as truth ói say though hate were why man breatheó because my father lived his soul love is the whole and more than all

5 In Just-  in Just- spring when the world is mud- luscious the little lame balloon man whistles far and wee and eddieandbill come running from marbles and piracies and it's spring when the world is puddle-wonderful the queer old balloonman whistles far and wee and bettyandisbel come dancing from hop-scotch and jump-rope and it's spring and the goat-footed balloonMan whistles far and wee

6 STYLE Literary Devices
-Seasonal Spring, brings positive tone to poems -Reminiscent (over pasts loves, influential people, memories) Feelings of deep romace, and love for someone Filled with compliments, and postivie thoughts about a specific person -Realistic punctuation, spelling and syntax “Life's not a paragraph And death i think is no parenthesis” – E.E. Cummings


8 i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling) i fear no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true) and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

9 THEMES Literary Devices
*love *to miss or desire someone *passionate feelings *descriptive nature poems --Past or Future, usually never present past loves grievances regrets Desire, wishing (to be with someone) Lonely, with no one. Dreams -war and sex

10 Literary Devices *Dialogue "he said, the wind said, the rain answered" *Questioning (unsureness) "May I feel, said he" "Do you believe in always,the wind said to the rain" *Repitition "I carry your heart with me, I carry it in my heart." *Metaphor "You open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens."

11 Negative Literary Criticism

12 Positive Literary Criticism

13 Accomplishments Academy of American Poets Fellowship
Two Guggenheim Fellowships The Charles Eliot Norton Professorship at Harvard the Bollingen Prize in Poetry Ford Foundation grant

14 “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

15 Works Cited

16 ABBY Hi abby. Its dominique and lindsey. Okay soo for the power point I just wrote down what you need to do… Literary criticism, positive and negative, decorate the powerpoint, do the right works citied format, and add the books we used for the the literary criticism for. (we need at least 3 print resources.) and make notecards for literary criticism and accomplishments for you to say. Save it on wikispace, I’ll show you how to on Saturday night if you don’t know how. Feel free to add any pictures to whatever. Bye girlfriend! Have fun ;)

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