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  1. maggie and milly and molly and may Jess and Anna • To identify key literary features within the poem • To understand the significance of the capitalization in the poem • To analyse the meaning and importance of the literary features and capitalization

  2. maggie and milly and molly and may by E. E. Cummings maggie and milly and molly and may went down to the beach(to play one day) and maggie discovered a shell that sang so sweetly she couldn't remember her troubles,and milly befriended a stranded star whose rays five languid fingers were; and molly was chased by a horrible thing which raced sideways while blowing bubbles:and may came home with a smooth round stone as small as a world and as large as alone. For whatever we lose(like a you or a me) it's always ourselves we find in the sea

  3. E.E. Cummings • Graduated from Harvard • Wrote poetry daily from age 8 to 22 • Developed an interest in modern poetry, with an emphasis on capitalization of proper nouns • He often wrote his name “ee cummings” • Wrote maggie and milly and molly and may in 1952 • Died of stroke on September 3rd 1962 at the age of 67

  4. maggie and maggie discovered a shell that sang so sweetly she couldn't remember her troubles,and • What literary devices are used? • What significance and meaning does the shell have?

  5. milly milly befriended a stranded star whose rays five languid fingers were; • What literary devices are used? • What significance and meaning does the star have?

  6. molly and molly was chased by a horrible thing which raced sideways while blowing bubbles:and • What is the “horrible thing”? • What is the importance of the punctuation?

  7. may may came home with a smooth round stone as small as a world and as large as alone. • What literary devices are used? • What significance and meaning does the star have?

  8. Capitalization & Punctuation • Why are the names not capitalized? • Why do you think E.E. Cummings only used one capital letter beginning the final couplet? • Why do you think two sets of brackets were used in the poem? • Why do you think the word “and” concludes every fourth sentence?

  9. Which literary device is most important in the poem and why? • How does the poem relate to the topic of transition? • How does the lack of capitalization affect the meaning of the poem? • What is the poem’s main message?