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since feeling is first... (VII) Analysis



Author: poem of e.e. cummings Type: poem Views: 26

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since feeling is first

who pays any attention

to the syntax of things

will never wholly kiss you;



wholly to be a fool

while Spring is in the world



my blood approves,

and kisses are a better fate

than wisdom

lady i swear by all flowers.  Don't cry

—the best gesture of my brain is less than

your eyelids' flutter which says



we are for each other:then

laugh,leaning back in my arms

for life's not a paragraph



And death i think is no parenthesis






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| Posted on 2014-03-04 | by a guest


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| Posted on 2014-03-03 | by a guest


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| Posted on 2014-03-03 | by a guest


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This was the first poem where I learned what love is.

| Posted on 2013-01-11 | by a guest


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who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;
** I believe that means if you are putting too much thought into it, then you are not really FEELING it, since feeling is FIRST
for life\'s not a paragraph
** I teach English and therefore writing, and paragraphs are in a prescribed, logical order. I believe he is saying life and love are not orderly or logical.
And death i think is no parenthesis
** We use parenthesis to interrupt a sentence, and I believe he is saying not even death can interrupt love.

| Posted on 2011-04-15 | by a guest


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^I should also mention that it could also be the rhetoric device of a parenthesis, (as a qualifier or explanation), which is yet another way to understand the reading.

| Posted on 2011-04-01 | by a guest


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Another take on the line: \"And death i think is no parenthesis\"--
Since e.e.cummings uses the singular form (vs. parentheses), it could be that he is talking about one parenthesis sign, i.e. \")\". Usually \"parenthesis\" is used when talking about the open or closing bracket alone, while \"parentheses\" is used for the set, i.e. \"()\".
If read as the single parenthesis sign, it could be either opening or closing. It could mean either death isn\'t a new stage in life (i.e., as part of the continuum of life, as before), or also that death is not the closure (that something lasts beyond death, or that a person does not end with death). (If it is the latter, the beginning of life is the open bracket, while the closed bracket does not happen at death.)

| Posted on 2011-04-01 | by a guest


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Being in love is better than being smart. And life and death are on-going, like everything else.

| Posted on 2011-03-31 | by a guest


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In the first stanza, the speaker is saying that feelings are more important than the logic and ration in things (maybe life itself). Line 7, in the comparison, it implies his feelings agree that its best to be a fool for love, than to be wise and practical. The last stanza may signify that life isn\'t a summary, its more than that, and have love longlived. And very last line may mean that death is final, not an interuption like ( ) are.
~ Life is short, death is final, take chances in life, love

| Posted on 2011-02-01 | by a guest


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The idea of Spring in this poem, is about youth.
\"wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world\"
We can relate being foolish and being young, and in these verses Cummings is creating a link between both words. Spring is a season in the year where everything starts to blossom and has always been related to youth.
\"the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids\' flutter which says\"
(one of my fav parts of this poem!)
Cummings is basically saying how, no matter the intellect or wisdom he has, that a simple sign of love or romance is far worth more

| Posted on 2010-11-14 | by a guest


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"and death i think is no parenthesis" I think that this means that death isn't just put of to the side separated from the rest of part of your life. It part of life and in the end they will die, so they have to enjoy each others love and companionship until then.

| Posted on 2010-06-07 | by a guest


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cummings often personifies certain words. He uses "wholly" multiple times. wholly, i think is himself, his "entire life" Spring, is capitalized, which makes me feel Spring is another person. While "Spring" the season comes once a year, Spring (the person or connotation of a lover) also comes and goes, "wholly to be a fool/while Spring is in the world" He is saying he is a fool in love when Spring or "love" is around. But hey, who pays attention to the syntax of life when there is someone to kiss ;-)... seems to be applicable with MY life and the poem. I feel that the basic gist of this poem is about love and feelings of the sort often screw with the order and priority of life, "who pays any attention to the syntax of things" Also, if you look at that line with a bit of sarcasm and read it punctually how it should be"will never wholly kiss you; since feeling is first". Just my take, but like any great art, cummings allows us to read as far into his work as we want, which is why I LOVE 'em. peace. jacob.

| Posted on 2010-05-25 | by a guest


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can anyone tell me some figurative languages in this poem?

| Posted on 2009-07-26 | by a guest


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Is live the chief and best of values? if so, how do we know this? Are we told by our brain, our logic, or our reason? Or, are we told by our heart , our feelings, and our instinct?

| Posted on 2009-05-16 | by a guest


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"for life's not a paragraph"
~for life is not short and written in 5 sentences.
"And death i think is no parenthesis"
~and death i think is not the end to what i say and write.

| Posted on 2009-05-15 | by a guest


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When he says "the best gesture of my brain is less than / your eyelids' fluttering" he means that the small gesture is so much more impotant than any thought everproduced in his mind.

| Posted on 2008-12-22 | by a guest




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