Most common keywords next to of course god america i. I am sure that this experience can be shared by those that read it. This being said, I will not perform the poem for you. Everything has been said and I don't know how much more this short passage can be broken down. This poem addresses the topic of patriotism in America, which can become a controversial topic at times and cummings makes it a point to fully exemplify the controversial bits of this patriotism in his poem.
In other words, what is he really trying to say? Posted on 2006-04-21 by Approved Guest Post your Analysis Message This may only be an analysis of the writing. Thank you for joining me! And drank rapidly a glass of water. These words of the patriot are beautiful for him but for the speaker, this is very sarcastic. Cummings began writing his poems as early as ten years old. Due to Spam Posts are moderated before posted.
There is quite a sarcastic tone to this seeing as though 2 famous American songs are in here. It is also a satire about how this is the foundation America is built on. Nevertheless, it is about time I place cummings with the others, for his work is so fascinating! I thought maybe he could have been drinking due to post-dramatic stress disorder from a war? I also think with the part about the soldiers he his using patriotism as some sort of illusion that is blinding them and this is why they go of to be slaughtered without any hesitation of thinking things through. The patriotism in this poem certainly cannot admit its own faults. Not only are they happy according to the speaker, they are also like lions who can't wait to be slaughtered with inappropriate laughter. Through my interpretation I saw this work as a member of U. We should indeed worry if politicians like cummings' speaker retain their powers of persuasion.
And finally, the poem shows the reader that bravery and fearlessness usually lead to stupidity and irrationality. It is no surprise, then, that Cummings wrote about his anti-war beliefs. Among them, Cummings was known for his ability to create meaning using structure and his avant garde approach towards language. Josh Not only are these references overdone, but in a way they are not too accurate. I kind of think that the last line has a double meaning. He uses a number of literary devices to accomplish his work. Procrastinating has really bitten me.
I can see those voices there. Cummings himself represent the text. Politics has become about whether or not you support the blue team or the red team in a game where all of the participants are breaking the rules. His free-verse writing in which he breaks the rules of proper English, corresponds with his beliefs and personality. I also agree with Sarah when she says that he might have been drunk.
It is also nothing like the representation I had in mind upon reading the poem myself. As the narrator finished speaking we see they immediately take a drink of water and essentially swallow their own words when they realize what they just stated was against the ideal patriot's mindset but something else: truth. It is as if he does not know the rest of the words, and does not really care to know them. Why is the distance between the Sun and the Earth comfortable for living? Why drink a glass of water? And drank rapidly a glass of water. Also, it talks about war and the innocence of the young, inexperienced soldiers during the battle. And drank rapidly a glass of water By: E.
. Stylistics can help us understand poetry. He cannot finish the songs that he begins, and he clearly does not take the words to heart. But I do further understand what you were getting at now. He's trying to get through the speech in one go, get it over as quickly as he can. Politics has become nothing more than a great sport and there are so many lives at stake.
His grammar is catastrophic on all levels. I have had many people read it and some of them have even commented on the patriotism of e. Langston basic themes focused on the American Dream and the possibilities of hope and advancement were constantly present in his poetry. Cummings personifies the feeling of love and the almost mysterious and uncontrollable supremacy it seems to have over men. I like what Ben said though. He believes that new techniques will solve budget problems facing schools, and also believes these new techniques will be more effective then the more expensive methods used today.
There is the pilgrim coming to America, the guy singing praises as if he is Sam the Eagle, the southerner, and the soldier. The way the first amendment is being looked at today can get outrageous sometimes. And drank rapidly a glass of water With the last line of this poem, the speaker reveals the readers that all that he has been saying is not spoken by him but to him. He is concerned with the generations of people who have come and gone. S to go to France and work as a volunteer ambulance driver during World War I. Kelsea I can see the one speaker who has an inability to stay on topic but I can also see a man imitating multiple voices, not necessarily being those voices himself.
This is a satirical poem — which consisted of sarcasm and mockery against people encouraging the act of patriotism in others. That would also explain why there is no punctuation or capitalization of proper nouns, and the way it seems disjointed lines 2 and 3. Cummings remained a controversial poet throughout his career, producing poems that puzzled, shocked and disoriented. Yes, what a better way to use the first amendment to its fullest than to criticize not only Americans but what makes America, America: the blind patriotism of its citizens. They are repeating the same things again and again and it becomes meaning les. Cummings and How It Relates to History E. I have had many people read it and some of them have even commented on the patriotism of e Cummings.