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1 by katie guilmette & olivia fondots
ee cummings by katie guilmette & olivia fondots

2 background poet and painter edward estin cummings
cambridge, massachusetts october edward cummings and rebecca haswell

3 background cambridge latin school harvard univeristy
graduated magna cum laude in greek and english A.M. from harvard started to become intrigued by the new movement of the arts in last year of college began to experiment with free verse

4 his debut first works were published in Eight Harvard Poets 1917
next work was his autobiography of his experiences concentration camp depot de triage during WWII getting arrested on suspicion of espionage “The Enormous Room”

5 placement of words and letters
cummonalities structurally unique placement of words and letters double letters parenthesis hyphenation capitalization title is the first line

6 a painter too interested in modernism and cubism style art
celebrated works of ezra pound, igor stravinksy, and pablo picasso

7 “r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r”
ee cummings r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r      who a)s  w(e  loo) k upnowgath     PPEGORHASS                     eringint (o- aThe) :l   eA            !p: S                      a   (r rIvInG    gRrEaPsPhOs)        to rea (be) rran (com) gi (e) ngly ,grasshopper;

8 “since feeling is first”
who pays any attention to the syntax of things will never wholly kiss you; wholly to be a fool while Spring is in the world my blood approves, and kisses are a better fate than wisdom lady I swear by all the flowers. Don’t cry the best gesture of my brain is less than your eyelids’ flutter which says we are for each other: then laugh, leaning back in my arms for life’s not a paragraph and death is no parenthesis

9 “Buffalo Bill’s” Buffalo Bill's defunct who used to
ride a watersmooth-silver stallion and break onetwothreefourfive pigeonsjustlikethat Jesus he was a handsome man and what i want to know is how do you like your blueeyed boy Mister Death

10 what they say… “radical and politically out of step”
had a “pacifist stance” “spoiled little rich boy” selfish man – he put poetry before everything else

11 We Disagree.. “radical and politically out of step”
had a “pacifist stance”

12 “miracles are to come. with you I leave a remembrance of miracles…”
-ee cummings

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