Who is E. E. Cummings

Edward Estlin Cummings (October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962), often written in all lowercase as e e cummings, was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. He wrote approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays, and several essays. He is often regarded as one of the most important American poets of the 20th century. Cummings is associated with modernist free-form poetry. Much of his work has idiosyncratic syntax and uses lower-case spellings for poetic expression.

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Edward Estlin Cummings was born on October 14, 1894, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Edward Cummings and the former Rebecca Haswell Clarke, a well-known Unitarian couple in the city. His father was a professor at Harvard Universit...
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Top 10 most used topics by E. E. Cummings

Love 28 I Love You 28 Face 25 Death 24 Mouth 23 World 23 Body 23 Smile 22 Hair 21 Moon 20


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Zelenkozev: “a politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man”. ― e.e. cummings i believe this to be true with a few exceptions.
Lauraav116: “it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – e.e. cummings
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HENRY JOHNSON: Bar none, he most profound philosopher of the 20th Century was e. e. cummings.

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No Passenger was known to flee'
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No Passenger was known to flee-
That lodged a night in memory-
That wily-subterranean Inn
Contrives that none go out again-


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