E.E. Cummings and Writing Style
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This paper discusses the life and works of E.E. Cummings, born Edward Estlin Cummings. The paper specifically discusses the history of his writing career. It looks at the content of some of his poetry and how this changed with his different life experiences. The paper discusses Cumming's writing style and language and provides examples of some of the misspellings, phonetic words and phrases he used to represent a particular dialect.
From the Paper:"Many of his poems are in the form of sonnets, and he has made reference of the blues form and acrostics. The themes his poems tend to follow were that of love, nature, and the world. His poems are also often full of sarcasm and ridicule. While his poetic forms resemble romantic traditions, his work collectively shows a particular characteristic of language and logic. He had a way of single words into larger phrases and sentences. Some of his most popular and striking poems were purely syntactic. (Kennedy 1984)"
"Among his poems, he had a tendency to use free verse with no concern for rhyme or meter as well as identifiable sonnet structure with an elaborate rhyme format. Several of his poems made no sense unless read out loud due to the animated style of words, letters, and punctuation scattered across the pages. But once read out loud, the message comes clear and solid to the reader. He used writing to literally paint a picture for its readers in a lot of his poetry. (Kennedy 1984)"
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