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Copy of old age sticks by ee cummings

use this poem as a follow-up with the novel The Pigman

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

youth yanks
down (old
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?
Interview someone who is 60+
old age sticks
by ee cummings

Tres) &(pas)
youth laughs
old age

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