Presentation on theme: "E.E. Cummings 1884-1935 coined the term “mostpeople “ to describe conformists combined words and played with punctuation and capitalization born in Cambridge,"— Presentation transcript:
E.E. Cummings coined the term “mostpeople “ to describe conformists combined words and played with punctuation and capitalization born in Cambridge, Massachusetts master’s degree from Harvard in 1916 arrested and released for spying in WWI first book of poetry was Tulips and Chimneys (1923) won multiple awards including two Guggenheim Fellowships
“somehwere i have never travelled, gladly beyond“ by E.E. Cummings – page 696 Cummings purposefully plays with sentence structure. How would you untangle the syntax in lines 7-8?
What images recur in this poem? How are these images connected?
Literary Element – Line Numbers – Explanation 1. 2.
“anyone lived in a pretty how town” by E.E. Cummings – page 697 refrain – a word, phrase, line, or group of lines repeated regularly in a poem, usually at the end of a stanza
What is the name of the main character, and what is the name of his wife? What do their names suggest to you?
This poem presents an image of an anonymous town with an “average” man and woman who go through life without doing anything special and who die unnoticed by their fellow townspeople.
Literary Element – Line Numbers – Explanation 1.