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E. E. Cummings: somewhere i have never travelled

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Sammie Binns

on 27 January 2014

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Transcript of E. E. Cummings: somewhere i have never travelled

somewhere i have never travelled
Edward Estlin Cummings
October 14th, 1894 - September 3rd, 1962
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Cummings recieved both his bachelors and masters degrees from Havard University
He also served as a volunteer in the ambulance corps overseas during WWI
Cummings was married three times : once to Elaine Orr (1924), once to Anne Barton (1929-1932), and finally to Marion Morehouse (1934 - death)
Edward was lucky enough to be widely recognized as an amazing poet prior to his death, winning many awards, as well as a grant
In addition to writing , Cummings also enjoyed painting and drawing
Much of his work was influenced by Dada and Surrealist movements
Mr. Cumming's death was caused by a brain hemorrhage
somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me, or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens (touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose

or if your wish be to close me, i and
my life will shut very beautifully ,suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals the power of your intense fragility:whose texture compels me with the color of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses) nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands
a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction
the power of your
intense fragilit
a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind using like or as
i have closed myself
you open always petal by petal myself
Spring opens
(touching skillfully, mysteriously) her first rose
the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman
nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands
Spring opens
(touching skillfully, mysteriously) her first rose
The act or an example of substituting a mild, indirect, or vague term for one considered harsh, blunt, or offensive
or if your wish be to close me, i and
my life will shut very beautifully
instead of
if you want me to go away, I will die
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
compels me with te colour of its countries
Showing the emotions and thoughts behind new love
Works Cited
E.E. Cummings Selected Poems
presented by Sammie Binns
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