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Copy of old age sticks by ee cummings

use this poem as a follow-up with the novel The Pigman
by Mary Yockey on 4 November 2013

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Transcript of Copy of old age sticks by ee cummings

write your definition and create a hypocrite warning sign.
What is a hypocrite?
"I takes courage to grow up and
become who you really are."
ee cummings
old age sticks
up Keep
Off
signs)&

youth yanks
them
down (old
age
cries No
old age sticks
1. Why might Cummings separate words like
gr-owing and forbid-den and tres-pas-sing?

2. Why does he stop the title (and first line)after "sticks" rather than after "signs" and "youth yanks them --down"?



3. What is ironic about the last line?

4. What is he trying to say with this poem?
Assignment
Interview someone who is 60+
(worksheet)
Interview
old age sticks
by ee cummings

Tres) &(pas)
youth laughs
(sing
old age

scolds Forbid
den Stop
Must
n't Don't
&)youth goes
right on
gr
owing old
Create an illustration for each stanza for the
poem
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