Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Today's Poem: e.e. cummings

Today (2/26) is the birthday of Buffalo Bill Cody, Christopher Marlowe and Victor Hugo.
Unfortunately, none of them were poets.
Fortunately, e.e.cummings was.
How does cummings use diction, style, punctuation to convey his meaning? Do you think it would be as poetic with traditional and typical form?
This is a link to this poem in the style cummings wrote it
e e cummings
Buffalo Bill's
who used to
ride a watersmooth-silver
and break onetwothreefourfive pigeonsjustlikethat
he was a handsome man
and what i want to know is
how do you like your blueeyed boy
Mister Death

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