Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Main Claims for Tuesday's Poems

“l(a)” – E.E. Cummings

In E.E. Cummings the poem “l(a),” the minimal use of words when describing the moment “a leaf falls” reflects the lack of activity and the isolation that there is in loneliness. It is also through our loneliness that we are separated from what it is that defines us, as the leaf falls from its tree.

“This Is Just to Say” – William Carlos Williams

In William Carlos Williams’ poem “This Is Just to Say,” the speaker seeks forgiveness for something he does not regret that was “so sweet/ and so cold” meaning that it was so good, but so bad for different reasons.

“In a Station of the Metro” – Ezra Pound

In Ezra Pound's "In a Station of the Metro," the speaker describes how people come into our busy lives, but can easily fade away if we do not recognize their beauty similar to that of a petal.

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