Anyone Lived In A Pretty How Town By E. Cummings

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E.E Cummings born in 1894 learned that he wanted to be a poet as a small child. He wrote a poem a day between the age of eight and twenty-two. While attending Harvard in 1916, he attained his interest in modern poetry. E.E Cummings’ has a unique writing style in contrast to the traditional form of a poem. His poem can be random at times, and the grammar and linguistic rules are suited to his own taste. For instances, he would do things such as merge new two common words to fabricate a new combination in poetry and assign his own meaning to words. Although he had a non-traditional form of poetry, people still appreciate the creative way that his poem gives out (Poetry Foundation). Jackson Brown, Jr. once said, “Sometimes the heart sees what…show more content…
There are plenty of different varieties of bells. Most bells have similar function, but they tend to have different sounds. When a bell rings, it brings an uplift joyful sound that opens up people and makes them feel good. A wind chime calms down people with the sound since it is not loud like a drum, but gives off the dainty sound produced by nature. It shows that he gets freedom found in the music and the enjoyment of dancing (Hunts). Losing himself in music and dancing can be signs of isolation from the people around him. The music surrounds him just as if he is in a enclosed bubble with music in the air. The “his didn’t” are his disappoints while “his did” are his success. The men and women are also described as “both little and small” (5). Everyone and someone are the adults that are humdrum, do not interact with others, and are tight-lipped closed people in the town. Readers would understand that this can show the physical features of the people, but it could also mean the size of the heart of those people. It seems that some have big enough hearts to care and the others do not give a hoot in the world. In this case from Cummings, not a lot of the folks have a big…show more content…
He repeats the seasons in different orders from beginning to end, “spring summer autumn winter” (3) and “autumn winter spring summer” (11). It shows the reader that the lives of the people have an inverse correlation with the weather. The weather changes, but the people are still the same. “Women and men (both and little)/ cared for anyone not at all” (6), no matter what the seasons are, anyone and noone is still unknown to the folks who lived in a pretty how town. The mentioning of “stars rain sun moon” (21) provides the reader with a twist from the seasons. Instead of the seasons, it contains the scenery of what can be seen with the season. Children are mentioned in the poem connected with the word “snow”. As known, children's memory comes and goes when they are not at the age of adulthood just like snow would come and go. It also makes a point of children’s innocence that is not seen from the adults. Children are more open mind to new things and would go up to a stranger and talk to them if that person intrigues their mind or if that person seems interesting to them. They are not afraid to approach something that has caught their attention. Hunt took the meaning of the season as maturity for anyone. Anyone grows with the seasons until he gets

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