It connects to the theme, which is the relationship between life and death for the human race: life is short. To stunning effect, Cummings employs reversed word order, almost-but-not-quite-nonsense sentences, play on words, and repetition. Cumming uses season to explain the poem's progress. His time has just begun to live a full life. There is the Wordsworthian idea here that children are closer to innocence and perceive spiritual truths more directly than adults. Cummings often wrote in a manner that did not follow standard English and. Our interpretation, along with the research, both say that this poem is also about the growth and change of people in general, which is expressed in their actions and in nature.
Seasons are listed again to show the children have been sucked into some sort of cycle or routine and also begin the shift Shift is here and a new character is introduced who is named noone. This is shown through anyone, the boy, dying. Just like a tree doesn't have leaves until they grow. Cumming's repetition and use of diction gives the poem a silly setting of a life that is abnormal but truly is reality. Cummings talks about the cycle of life and the importance of structure, symbolism, and language of the poem.
So it looks like the women and men of anyone's town don't really care about him. It is in the individual's unique responses that the value of life inheres. Title: The title has now appeared to me as a beginning. Well, if you think about it, a seed is something that will one day be a plant but isn't quite yet. Relevant discussion may be found on the.
Time can explain why children lose their desire for their goals. He probably means that no one cared what the town was like! This once again reaffirms the metaphor and confirms that this poem is indeed a piece of social commentary. Anyone does mean something to Noone and that is the basic paradox of existence. By analyzing the author's diction within the title the reader can see the silly tone already set. In this way, the speaker uses these thoughts as social commentary. Anyone is a colorful character in a town of black and white. That is the reason I like this poem, besides it being fun to read.
It is the prosody in which most nursery rhymes and folk ballads are written, which accounts for its rhythmical quality. Cummings tells the story of life. The diction is the weirdest thing about the poem. The children understand that there are values in his life beyond those that make on obedient townsman. The very title is an unusual syntax.
The tone Cummings uses in the poem sets a nonchalant mood, whilr his use og repetition allows the reader to see the. Cummings, is both a natural and consuming, yet ultimately ephemeral sensation. The subtle language choices, inverted syntax and use of repetition make this poem stunningly effective. Cummings is an odd one in the least, as it does not follow conventional grammatical rules. Both times the phrase is in parentheses. All the while, the seasons keep turning and time keeps passing. They dream big, and want to accomplish much in life, but may or may not do so in the end.
The syntactic roles of words are changed because of unusual collocation in different ways. Cummings uses a cyclical structure of the seasons, as well as weather and astronomical patterns symbolic to each season, to demonstrate the natural quality of love, separating its phases into the distinct phases of each year. Cummings, in this poem, managed to invent a poetic vehicle that exemplifies and illustrates these opposites, telling a story about most people and individuals that is simultaneously a joyous and a sorrowful song. This line is explaining through a metaphor how individual's say things they are going to do and list all of these goals, only to accomplish the same things over and over again. I felt like I was almost stumbling over the poem the first time I read through it because of the chaotic use of syntax, but on a second, closer reading of the poem I saw that Cummings had a lot to say though his use of words and order. A detailed analysis of the lines shows how each irregularity is used for a reason, no matter how meaningless it may seem.
The poem appears confusing to a reader, because of the many different words used throughout, such as anyone, noone, everyone, and someone. Therefore, this is true for the ones we may lead. Time is now passing little by little and memories are in the past. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. Later in his career, he was often criticized for settling into his signature style and not pressing his work towards further evolution. To stunning effect, Cummings employs reversed word order, almost-but-not-quite-nonsense sentences, play on words, and repetition.
Time is passing and their routines are still going. Personal Opinion This poem is about the life cycle of a townspeople and of one ignored couple, lyrically rendered in nine short stanzas. Cummings' Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town E. The poem was actually triggered by his visits to Fern Hill as an adult during a time of war. Cummings tells the story of life. The individual as individual is necessarily set against society and against other people as members of society.
The seasons go through clear changes, and are mentioned along with their astronomical counterparts in nearly every stanza. We get the coming and going of the seasons; the leading of lives, circumscribed, sometimes small-minded, monotonous. Now it sounds as if Cummings is criticizing the pretty little town where parents don't care about anyone and raise kids that are all alike. Anyone and noone are in love and that is what matters to them, to be in love with each other and with life. He painstakingly measured his dazzling linguistic art, controlling sound--pacing, syllable stress, juncture and sight.