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E.E Cummings

E.E Cummings. “ You shall above all things Glad and Young ” 1926. “ I Carry your Heart with Me ” 1952. Jeanne Zheng Amy Chen Ridhwanul Rabbe Angeline Chen. Personal Biography of E.E. Cummings. Biography: Date of birth: October 14, 1894 Date of Death: September 3, 1962

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E.E Cummings

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  1. E.E Cummings “ You shall above all things Glad and Young ” 1926 “ I Carry your Heart with Me ” 1952 Jeanne Zheng Amy Chen Ridhwanul Rabbe Angeline Chen

  2. Personal Biography of E.E. Cummings Biography: Date of birth: October 14, 1894 Date of Death: September 3, 1962 Early Career Edward Estlin Cummings began writing poems as a child and studied Latin and Greek at the Cambridge Latin High School. He graduated from Harvard University in 1915 and then received an advanced degree from Harvard in 1916. In 1917, Cummings published an early selection of poems in the anthology Eight Harvard Poets. The same year, Cummings left the United States for France as a volunteer ambulance driver in World War I. Five months later; he was imprisoned by the French authorities on suspicion of espionage for his outspoken anti-war convictions. This experience has led him to his first book, The Enormous Room. (1922)

  3. Poetic achievements • He traveled throughout Europe, meeting poets and artists, including Pablo Picasso, whose work he particularly admired. His love poems and religious poems were Cummings greatest achievements. In the year,1920, The Dial published seven poems by Cummings. • EE Cummings nevertheless attained great popularity, especially among young readers, for the simplicity of his language, his playful mode and his attention to subjects such as war and sex. During his lifetime, Cummings received a number of honors, including an Academy of American Poets Fellowship, two Guggenheim Fellowships, the Charles Eliot Norton Professorship at Harvard, the Bollingen Prize in Poetry in 1958, and a Ford Foundation grant. The collection of Cummings work includes a huge number of approximately 2900 poems.

  4. Historical/Social Background • Was influenced by W.W.II • Started writing poetry at age 8-22 • Poems where based on family deaths and childhood and divorces • Poems were also influenced by love nature romance and relationships with a modern twist. • He was arrested by the French military and was send to detention camp • http://www.notablebiographies.com/Co-Da/Cummings-E-E.html

  5. Significance • We learned about this poem because we felt that it has a deeper connection to our personal life. • What drew us this poem is that it gives us the feeling that we can accept who we are. • It is important to understand poetry because: • Poetry is a way to express yourself through words that interpret a bigger and deeper meaning • Through poetry we express our feelings and about the bigger things in life • Allows us to discover new ways of expressing ourselves • poetry draws on the senses and the senses give deep access to memories and feelings • Poetry as a whole is concerned with all kinds of experience • Poetry comes to us bringing life, and focuses on giving us a better understanding of life. • Poetry can be inspirational

  6. You Shall Above all things be Glad and Young by: E.E Cummings For if you’re young, whatever life you wear It will become you;and if you are gladwhatever’s living will yourself becomeGirlboys may nothing more than boygirls need: I can entirely her only love Whose any mystery makes every man’sflesh put space on; and his mind take off time That you should ever think, may god forbidand (in his mercy) your true lover spare: for that way knowledge lies, the foetal gravecalled progress, and negation’s dead undoom. I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance

  7. Analysis 2 You Shall Above all things be Glad and Young By: E.E. Cummings • Line structure- 14lines • Special use of language • Use of sounds • Meter- none • Verse- free verse • Rhyme- none • Rhythm- none • Sounds- none

  8. I carry your heart with me by: E.E Cummings I carry your heart with meI carry your heart with me(I carry it inmy heart)I am never without it (anywhereI go you go, my dear; and whatever is doneby only me is your doing, my darling)                                                        I fearno fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) I wantno world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)and it's you are whatever a moon has always meantand whatever a sun will always sing is youhere is the deepest secret nobody knows(here is the root of the root and the bud of the budand the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which growshigher than soul can hope or mind can hide)and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apartI carry your heart with me(I carry it in my heart)

  9. Analysis I carry your heart with me By: E.E. Cummings • Line structure- 14 lines • Special use of language - Figurative language • Use of sound/subject- • Meter- None • Verse- Free verse • Rhyme- • Sound-

  10. ~Writers BlockBy Jeanne Zheng When I get a writer’s block It’s like having the words At the tip of your tongue That you can never figure out. I hate, When I get a writer’s block The words just don’t come to mind And the vision is always unclear It’s when a story has no ending The story lost forever. Writer’s block Is no pain but frustration The more you think, the worse it gets Now what should I do? I’m pressuring my brain too much Oh I give up, it’s no use. I just hate When I get a writer’s block!

  11. ZebrasBy: Angeline Chen It may be boringWhen zebras dress in black stripesEvery single day!

  12. Where are you?By: Amy Chen When I wake up, you wont be there Nor to say good morning When I go to sleep you wont be next to me to say good night Where are you? When I feel sad You wont be there to lend me a shoulder to cry When I bored You wont be there to make me fly Where are you? When I love you You wont be by my side Where are you?

  13. Life is ShortBy: RidhwanulRabbe The whole world spinning around me I just can't seem to breath What's all the fuss about Accomplishing your dreams Why don't they understand that life is short So enjoy your time for time is short The things to do the places to see The life that I've never lived will be A cemetery on my dead colony Who cares to find yourself with such things to do A life that I wish I drew So enjoy your time for time is short Because today I sit abort From the world I thought I once knew Betrayed me and left me threw Tired and dead as I knew That this day was once to come But I thought a very little some There is time to spare for me Can't you see what I am too be The world was spinning fast around me So I sat and waited Wasted time obligated To finding myself as you can see But I found lost coming to thee So enjoy your time for time is short Because once this time passes away There will never ever be a day For you to live and enjoy Just remember that life isn’t a toy A hopeless one to find me But I really just want to be free From this dream that I live The grave I want to give Some light to shine it through Live this life being you

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