3 Poems

Topics: E. E. Cummings, Ezra Pound, Sonnet Pages: 9 (2632 words) Published: August 10, 2011
Republic of the Philippines
Tarlac State University
Villa Lucinda Campus, Tarlac City

73 Poems
(A Stylistic Analysis)
In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements
In the course EM9
Introduction to Stylistics

Submitted to:
Mr. Christopher Ronn Q. Pagco


this a dog barks and
how crazily houses
eyes people smiles
faces streets
steeples are eagerly


ing through wonder
ful sunlight
- look -


,come quickly come
run run
with me now
jump shout(laugh
dance cry sing)for

it's Spring
- irrevocably;
and in
earth sky trees
where a miracle arrives

you and I may not
hurry it with
a thousand poems
my darling
but nobody will stop it

With All The Policemen In The World

(E. E. Cummings, 73 Poems)
Stylistic is very different from studying literature. That is why it is really difficult to do a stylistic analysis than to do a literary analysis. Because when doing a literary analysis, you just focus on the elements of the story and the theory being used. It is totally different when doing a Stylistic analysis, which you should always be based on facts. That is why doing a stylistic analysis is really factual and complicated. In doing a stylistic analysis, we try to explain how the words in the text create feelings and meanings. I will be analyzing the 73 poems of E.E. Cummings. I will show you the stylistic features of the poem.

Edward Estlin Cummings was born October 14, 1894 in the town of Cambridge Massachusetts. His father, and most constant source of awe, Edward Cummings, was a professor of Sociology and Political Science at Harvard University. In 1900, Edward left Harvard to become the ordained minister of the South Congregational Church, in Boston. As a child, E.E. attended Cambridge public schools and lived during the summer with his family in their summer home in Silver Lake, New Hampshire. E.E. loved his childhood in Cambridge so much that he was inspired to write disputably his most famous poem, "In Just-". Not so much in, "In Just-" but Cummings took his father's pastoral background and used it to preach in many of his other poems. In "you shall above all things be glad and young," Cummings preaches to the reader in verse telling them to love with naïveté and innocence, rather than listen to the world and depend on their mind.

Attending Harvard, Cummings studied Greek and other languages. In college, Cummings was introduced to the writing and artistry of Ezra Pound, who was a large influence on E.E. and many other artists in his time. After graduation, Cummings volunteered for the Norton-Haries Ambulance Corps. En-route to France, Cummings met another recruit, William Slater Brown. The two became close friends, and as Brown was arrested for writing incriminating letters home, Cummings refused to separate from his friend and the two were sent to the La Ferte Mace concentration camp. The two friends were finally freed, only due to the persuasion of Cummings' father.

E. E. Cummings experimented with poetic form and language to create a distinct personal style. A Cummings poem is spare and precise, employing a few key words eccentrically placed on the page. Some of these words were invented by Cummings, often by combining two common words into a new synthesis. He also revised grammatical and linguistic rules to suit his own purposes, using such words as "if," "am," and "because" as nouns, for example, or assigning his own private meanings to words. Despite their nontraditional form, Cummings' poems came to be popular with many readers. Stylistic Analysis

Before I start the analysis itself, let me tell first my initial interpretation of the poem. This is my general interpretation of the poem. 73 poems is a book which is a collection of poems by E.E. Cummings. It has 73 pages and each poem does...

References: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/projects/stylistics/sa1/example.htm
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