Who is E. E. Cummings

Edward Estlin "E. E." Cummings (October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962), often styled as e e cummings, as he is attributed in many of his published works, was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. He wrote approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays, and several essays.

Cummings is associated with modernist free-form poetry. Much of his work has idiosyncratic syntax and uses lower case spellings for poetic expression. His use of lower case extended to rendering even the personal pronoun I as i, as in the phrase "i shall go.”

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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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  • Poetrypostbot: rendering death and forever with each breathing — from "somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond", by e.e. cummings.
  • Trapezemarion: as we lay side by side- e.e. cummings
  • Welfordwrites: knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination. e. e. cummings
  • Bindlecore: gaslighting is telling someone e e cummings wrote "this little piggy" about toes
  • Lindab61083699: e.e. cummings said,"i'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach 10000 stars not to dance." with all of these birds in the yard i'm hopeful i will learn to sing beautifully because "hope is the thing with feathers". quoting 2 poets in 1 tweet. my ❤ is a flutter.
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