It is as if he does not know the rest of the words, and does not really care to know them. We have to start somewhere to make meaning of works that are presented to us. I will be presenting three arguments supporting belief in God: the Scientific Argument, the Moral Argument, and the Practical Argument. So i get the impression that this is a politician speaking. Next to of Course God America I by E.
He knows that centuries come and go. All three are right next to each other and all three are written in lower case, which is the poet's prerogative but looks kind of odd. He loved to mock convention and in next to of course god america i reveals his distaste for those who blindly spout out political or patriotic rhetoric, especially at election time. There is use of enjambment in the first two lines as the first line is grammatically wrong without the second line. I thought it added more to the poem. The speaker implies that their bravery is more like foolishness. He inspired many to write poems.
Academy of American Poets, n. Secondly, I think the last line about drinking water, is about a person giving a speech. Comic Verse I'm troubled, as you can tell by my introduction, about comic verse. Get the students to read and discuss the three patriotic anthems and the two religious pieces. In his work… 612 Words 3 Pages Edward Estlin Cummings is a famous poet and novelist.
These people come together as part of the whole society developing industry and production. Furthermore to the poem the element of blind patriotism is as well evident. First, people need God to suppress their instincts and be more sensible. I'm not sure if I am wording this right, but maybe someone can follow my train-of-thought? People are born, and they die. This suspicion was provoked by his open opposition to World War 1.
The writings style displays sort of a mocking tone of the patriotism of the United States because while we all rally against a common foe it becomes the minimal population that's doing all fighting. And drank rapidly a glass of water These words of the patriot are beautiful for him but for the speaker, this is very sarcastic. It is a poem that delights in its own satire, that whimsically dances with cliches and pays little heed to punctuation. Among them, Cummings was known for his ability to create meaning using structure and his avant garde approach towards language. I think the non-punctuated form is supposed to show his thoughts rushing together so quickly that it all just blends together; he just feels that strongly about the topic. Being raised in a well-educated, literary family; Cummings had a strong background to… 688 Words 3 Pages E.
Each person is needed for the various trades that make the country run smoothly. Does this change or confirm the students' view of the poem? Gee - used as a mild expletive or exclamation, as of surprise, enthusiasm, or sympathy. For one, he does not capitalize America. Cumming, who wrote nearly 2900 poems, had a rather hard life. Cummings was an intriguing poet that is known for many poetic ideas. Students read the poem to each other in pairs and try to make sense of it.
I believe he is being sarcastic about being patriotic and how it is some what even foolish to be patriotic, because sometimes being patriotic can sometimes get us as individuals in trouble and sometimes even the country i mean by getting us into a war. And finally, the poem shows the reader that bravery and fearlessness usually lead to stupidity and irrationality. And drank rapidly a glass of water. When I first read the poem, I agreed with Coleigh and Lauren in which E. Cummings was born on October 14, 1894 in Cambridge, Massachusetts E.
I perceived it first as an enthusiastic patriot, like the majority of the first posts. S and was chosen in the army. Eventually, the reader realizes that the external elements of language have merely been dislocated and juxtaposed in new ways within the jumbled typography. And drank rapidly a glass of water. In my opinion, God invented hell to make people afraid of committing bad deeds. The lines, without punctuation, continue at a frantic pace; fragments of well known songs combine with cliche and personal opinion as the speaker gushes forth his platitudes.
Meter: The poem dosn't belong to any specific meter but most closely relates to anapestic trimeter which is a single accented syllable followed by a pair of unaccented syllables. I still believe that e. The last line is the only one that is close to standard English, describing the speaker as he finishes talking. His habit of omitting capitalization and punctuation forces the reader to think more carefully about the language, syntax, and substance of the poem. The American Dream is the pursuit of prosperity and opportunity that drives people to push their own limits and persevere in order to lead successful lives and achieve whatever goals they set.