How E.E. Cummings Writes A Poem



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SOURCES

Roi Tartakovsky, “E. E. Cummings’s Parentheses: Punctuation as Poetic Device” Style
Vol. 43, No. 2, Temporal Paradoxes in Fiction and Stylistics in American Literatures (Summer 2009), pp. 215-247
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/s…

Martin Heusser, “Transcendental Modernism: E. E. Cummings’ Moon Poems” Aspects of Modernism: Studies in Honour of Max Nänny (1997)
https://books.google.com/books?id=iif…

Martin Heusser, “Unity Through Duality: Paradox Between The Relation of Self and Other in the Poetry of E.E. Cummings” Das Paradox: eine Herausforderung des abendländischen Denkens (2002)
https://books.google.com/books?id=y10…

Nicolas Ansel, “E.E. Cummings, Revisited” (A thesis submitted to the faculty of Wesleyan University) (2012)
http://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/cgi/vi…

Ralph J. Mills, Jr., “The Poetry of Innocence: Notes on E. E. Cummings” The English Journal, Vol. 48, No. 8 (Nov., 1959), pp. 433-442

Rudolph von Abele, “Only to Grow”: Change in the Poetry of E. E. Cummings” PMLA, Vol. 70, No. 5 (Dec., 1955), pp. 913-933

Raw audio of Cummings reading “i carry your heart with me”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4Qb9…

FURTHER READING

e.e. cummings, i: six nonlectures (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures)
http://www.amazon.com/nonlectures-Cha…

Eve Triem, “E.E. Cummings” University of Minnesota Pamphlet on American Writers No. 87 (1969)
https://books.google.com/books?id=oox…

nathan tebokkel, “E.E. Cummings and Pataphysical Love” (via Post-Scriptum)
http://www.post-scriptum.org/e-e-cumm…

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20 thoughts on “How E.E. Cummings Writes A Poem

  • August 24, 2017 at 5:09 pm
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    How do I like this more than once? Like…a hundred times(or more)

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  • August 24, 2017 at 5:09 pm
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    Congratulations, you just made my love for my favorite poet even greater. Thank you.

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  • August 24, 2017 at 5:09 pm
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    It bothers me more than it should that e.e. cummings is capitalised.

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  • August 24, 2017 at 5:09 pm
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    Typo at 5:18 the line is supposed to read: silently if, out of not knowable. (not unknowable) Still love you though!

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  • August 24, 2017 at 5:09 pm
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    I carry your fart in my ass, I carry it with me, I am never without it, and it yearns to be free

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  • August 24, 2017 at 5:09 pm
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    Your analysis has encapsulated everything I love about Cummings' work.

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  • August 24, 2017 at 5:09 pm
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    Too often, art, emotions, thoughts and ideas are confused and messy for me, but you're videos (and you) have an amazing role of bringing clarity to this confusion. Too often i feel lost and bogged down, and slowly I've been putting together that it is a matter of detachment, and that what i want is to re-attach, to feel present. I re-watched this today, and you're analysis caught me. "to be a truly transcendentally alive individual against the dulling and alienating forces of modern progress". This was it, this is what i want to be attached to, how i want to think. You're word craft said it exactly. So thank you, to the stars and back, for your continued contributions to the clarity of mind. I'm so grateful for it.

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  • August 24, 2017 at 5:09 pm
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    As a philistine of the underclass' underbelly, I saw this poem in a romcom and fell in love with it immediately. I looked it up online and posted it on my fb. I then met a brilliant guy, we fell in love and I would leave him notes in which I always called him, "my darling, my sweet". I secretly hoped to recite it to him at our wedding (i'm a corny girl). Then our relationship didn't work out, but we remained friends. Then he spiraled into a depression and died of it last september. I read this poem at his memorial.
    I thank you for explaining it and decoding its nuances that I knew nothing of. Thank you. This channel is really wonderful, and touches my heart in a very personal way. <3

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  • August 24, 2017 at 5:09 pm
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    It is very interesting to see you dissect writers and poets, screen writers, and so forth, when you are clearly cultivating your own style and prose as a writer and editor in creating these writings (and I assume your personal writings as well). I just wanted to comment such for it puts another interesting twist on your videos I already find so interesting. Peace. 🙂

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