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  • E.E. Cummings
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    E.E. Cummings: A Man of Poetry The background of E.E. Cummings, who was a distinctive, American poet, greatly influenced his literary achievements in poetry. This can be seen in the experiences of his early childhood. 'Cummings was born Edward Estlin Cummings in Cambridge, Mass., on Oct. 14, 1894'; (Ulanov 565). He was born into wealthy and creative surroundings. 'Dr. Cummings was a woodsman, a photographer, an actor, a carpenter, an artist - and talented in all that he undertook. Mrs. Cummings ...
  • Selected Letters Of E.E. Cummings
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    ... editor of The Dial; they had one child, Nancy, born while Elaine was still married to Thayer. Elaine divorced Cummings within the year, to marry an Irish banker and politician, taking Nancy with her to Ireland and blocking Cummings from seeing his child. His second marriage, to Anne Barton in 1929, also ended in divorce, in 1932. These marital disasters affected Cummings's personality so much that by the 1930's he had changed from a vivacious young celebrant of life to a cynical, hard-hittin...
  • Three Major Events In E.E. Cummings Life
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    E.E. Cummings Edward Estlin Cummings was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 14, 1894. There were three important events in his early life that had effects on him and how he got famous. Additionally there were three things during his later life. Lastly there were three major events in his life. E.E. Cummings parents were extremely intelligent people that were very well educated. This had an influence on how he started poetry because he mom encouraged him to write all the time as a child ...
  • Apparent In Cummings Poems
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    A Painter as a Poet Tammie K. Hamming Period 2 " A painter as a Poet " visual aB strict symbolic in tense (an i mated) spo n tan ious Inventive ill u (s trative cOntemP or a r y Each of these words could easily describe the fervent brushstrokes on a painters canvas. However, it is the passion of E.E. Cummings poetry that they are meant to express. The words and designs of his works embody the same breathless quality contained in modern art. It is no surprise that he was an open-minded critic, at...
  • Edward Cummings
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    E.E. Cummings E.E. Cummings is a phenomenon in literature of the twentieth century. Any serious literary criticism would not deny it. The poet altered grammar and verse-writing rules for the sake of artistic expression. His second nature of a painter has urged him to experiment punctuation, typography and capitalization, just to name a few tools he employed to convey his expression. His poetry form is strikingly bold and sometimes puzzling and though his style is difficult to classify, it has de...
  • Aggregate Of Mr Cummings Poems
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    On Tulips & Chimneys, which contains "Thy fingers make early flowers of,"in Just-,"O sweet spontaneous", and "Buffalo Bill's" Slater Brown (1924) Modern art gets much less explanation than it deserves. The artist is too busy pioneering, the intransigent critic too busy fighting his own battles. Nor does any explanation come from the critics of the older school. They have a fear of tasting anything which they cannot recognize at a glance, they refuse to understand anything which is disturbingly n...

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