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"In Time Of Daffodils" Ee Cummings

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joanna keough

on 3 March 2014

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Transcript of "In Time Of Daffodils" Ee Cummings

In Time of Daffodils
This poem could have a lot of meanings to it as could any poem depending on the person. As a whole we thought that this poem was talking about life and growing, experiencing all of the greatest things and enjoying it the best you can, up all the way until death. This poem includes metaphors as we already talked about earlier. It also uses personification, lots of imagery, a cliche, some rhymes, and it has a very nice rhythm to it. The tone of this poem could be considered reflective or sincere.
"In Time Of Daffodils" Ee Cummings
Stanza 2
Again in this stanza Cummings personifies lilacs and uses the same past tense "in time of". The metaphor in this stanza "the aim of waking is to dream" is stating that the only thing that makes living worth living is it you have ambition and dreams to reach for and look forward too. The last line "remember so" could be saying to never forget your goals and always peruse them. "Forgetting seem" could be saying do not question your dreams just go for it. It could also be saying do not be afraid to ask questions.
Stanza 3
Cummings keeps up the same theme in this stanza starting it off in past tense and using personification of roses. There is also a metaphor in this line "who amaze are now and here with paradise". This metaphor is saying to make sure you enjoy the present and when something or someone amazing comes up don't say what if or but just go for it. This stanza could also be referring to when everything is perfect and all or your dreams and goals have come true because you never questioned them.
Stanza 4
In the line there is a change in the fact that Cummings no longer used flowers to symbolize something. Our interpretation of this line was that it is saying how the journey is much better that the finish. This is shown in the last like "Remember seek" or remember to look for these amazing things talked about in the first part of the stanza and search for them, go on adventures. The second part "forgetting find" is saying forget the ending when you find this amazing thing, searching and exploring is the bast part.
Stanza 5
In the last stanza there is another change because the line does not start off with "in time of". In this stanza all of the lines also clearly rhyme. What it is saying with the metaphor "when time from time shall set us free" is talking about death. The word mystery applies to how you never really know when death will come for anyone. The last line of this stanza is just saying how you will never really forget anything hence "remember me" at the end. Through out the whole poem Cummings could have also been referring to never really forgetting in all of the lines but it really stands out here.
Stanza 1
In the first stanza Cummings is describing childhood. There is a metaphor in this stanza "the goal of living is to grow" when saying this you could interpret it in te literal way or you could say that Cummings was referring to growing with knowledge and experience of life. The last line suggests that it is more important to know how than to really know why. This could be talking about child hood because when you are a child you may not know how or why many things are but you still do them and know how to grow up. Everyone know how to grow up. This line is also personifying daffodils and is using past tense "in time of"
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