Ee Cummings Figurative Language

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E.E. Cummings has a very unique style to his writing. The use of punctuation and language is much different than those of other writers. His use of parentheses is used, particularly in this poem, to emphasize how much this person means to him. He wants this person to know just how much he cares for her. “i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart) i am never without it.” Cummings states that he carries his love’s heart with him at all times. Since he literally cannot carry her heart with him, he uses figurative language to describe how he feels. Her presence and love is always near him, even when she cannot be there physically. Cummings stresses the sense of unity that he feels with the woman he is writing about. Another way that Cummings…show more content…
She is, according to Cummings, his world. Outside of the parentheses, the word “world” is used in a moderately standard approach. But, when the word is used again within the parentheses, the meaning is a bit distinguished, emphasizing that the speaker is not just talking about any old world anymore: his true world is his lover. It is almost as if he zooms into some specifics once in the parentheses. The specifics always include his lover. Since “love” and “adoration” are the only true affections in the poem, they are what fuse the lovers together even if they are their own separate person. “and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you.” Personification is used in these lines. Everybody knows that the sun cannot actually sing, but if it could, it would sing about this woman. This is how amazing and vast their love is. Because Cummings uses words like “always,” we get the feeling that the love these two people have for each other will last for all

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