E.E. Cummings Edward Estlin Cummins was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on October 14, 1894 and

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E.E. Cummings Edward Estlin Cummins was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on October 14, 1894 and died on September 3, 1962 in, New Hampshire. He was 67 and was buried at Forest hills Cemetery. He was married twice very briefly, his first wife was Elaine Orr, but their marriage started off as a love affair in 1918 while she was also married to Scofirled Thayer, one of Cummings friend from Harvard. During the course of their marriage Cummings wrote a lot of erotic poetry. During the affair they had a child named Nancy which would end up being Cummings only child. His father was a professor and a minister, and his mother instilled in the youngster, a love of language and play. Two of Cummings inspirations for all of his work were Amy…show more content…
Poetry caught his interest around the time he was in Harvard in 1916. When he first started writing poems he began to write avant-garde poems which conventional punctuation and syntax were ignored in favor of a dynamic use of language, because he liked to make the poems in his own special way. Everyone loved to read Cummings poems because they were unique and very interesting to other poets. In some of his poems such as ‘why” he wrote all of his words in the left margin and wrote one to three words in each line and then he moved on to the next line, which most poets would not do because that’s just not how poems are written. Cummings loved to write poems about love, and love of nature. He wrote verses that presented romantic attitudes in his own experimental style. Cummings was a courageous man that once said “it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are”. Cummings not only wrote poetry but he also wrote plays, essays, two autobiographical novels and numerous drawings and paintings. Most people remembered him as the voice of the 20th century poetry. Most poets spell his name with all lower case letters because of his widespread tradition of writing. Cummings greatest achievements are represented through his love and religious poems. Intimacy and religious experiences are one way Cummings would write some of his finest celebrations. Cummings never fully developed into a full “poet,” but as he made more poems

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