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E. E. Cummings
Transcript of E. E. Cummings
"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter"
-E. E. Cummings
E. E. Cummings was married twice. His first wife was Elaine Orr. They met in 1918 while she was still married. Together they had a child, Nancy in 1919. They were married in 1924. Sadly they separated after nine months and divorced. Elaine left him for an Irish banker, moved to Ireland and took Nancy with her. Cummings did not see Nancy until 1946. In 1929 he married his second wife, Anne Minnerly Barton. After three years they were divorced. The same year he was divorced he met Marion Morehouse, who was a fashion model and photographer. It was never said if they were married or not but he lived with Marion until he died.
E. E. Cummings Death
On September 3rd 1962 he died of a Cerebral Hemorrhage. That is when a vessel in the brain starts bleeding. Another cause of his death was a stroke.
In 1926, E. E. Cummings father died in a car crash but his mother survived. After the event he wrote a passage about what had happened. This death made him realize that he wanted to focus his writing on the important things in life, like love, and the meaning of life. The first poem he wrote like this was about he father, it was called "My father moved through dooms of love".
E. E. Cummings as a kid
Edward Estlin Cummings was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 14, 1894. His father was a minister and a professor while his mother was interested in language and play. In 1901, his sister Elizabeth was born. When he was a child he went by his middle name, Estlin and was a very smart boy. He had a great bond with his father, who was his idol. His mother often read poetry to him and encouraged him to write on a daily basis. When he was three he wrote his first poem "Oh, the pretty birdie, O; with his little toe, toe, toe!”
As an Adult
As an adult, all Cummings did was write poems. He was encouraged by his mother. He sometimes would write a poem a day. Although, not all of them were published. Obviously, his mother played the largest role in his poetry path. After World War 1, Cummings moved to Paris to study art, which influenced many of his poems. For example, his book "Tulips and Chimneys."
As a child Cummings was interested in drawing. He loved to draw things about the west and about adventures. He was also interested in poetry during his childhood.
"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."
-E. E. Cummings
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