E. E. Cummings, an author known for his various poems and other forms of artwork, wrote numerous works of poetry over a vast amount of subjects. While the subject matter of the poems differ, a few elements of Cummings' style stays the same in virtually all his poems, some of which is important and some of which is not. The fact that Cummings uses enjambment in his poetry is a stylistic trademark that however annoying its use may be is consistent. Other stylistic trademarks of Cummings' poetry are that Cummings has a control over the tone of each of his poems and that each of his poems has its theme located near the end of the poem. While these traits that may not be highlighted in most of the analysis of his poems, each does occur quite
She does this by describing advertisements for different products. One example she uses is an ad for Possession clothing. She describes the ad by saying “Sometimes it’s ‘all in good fun’ as in the ad for Possession shirts and shorts featuring a man ripping off the clothes off a woman who seems to be having a good time” (492-93). This is an example of how most men in society see women as their property and how they can do whatever they want to them whenever they want. As well as describing the ad for the Possession clothing line, Kilbourne uses an example of a Pepsi commercial featuring Cindy Crawford. The commercial is of Crawford getting out of her car to go buy a Pepsi while being checked out by two young boys (502-03). This is showing how even from a young age, boys are taught that it is okay to view a woman as something that can just be stared at and thought about in ways that are nothing but sexual and objectifying. Kilbourne also makes a point to explain how if the roles were reversed in some advertisements nothing would change. She does this by using an ad for jeans. The ad shows a little boy lifting up a woman’s skirt and looking up it (507). She states “it may seem that I am reading too much into this ad, but imagine if the genders were reversed. We would fear for the little girl who is unzipping a man’s fly in an ad” (507-08). She does this to explain that no
Edward Cummings was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1894. His father was a professor at Harvard, leading Cummings to attend Harvard from 1911-1915 (Poetry for Students vol.3). At a young age Cummings showed a strong interest in poetry and art. His first published poems appeared in the anthology “Eight Harvard poets” in 1917. During WW1 Cummings volunteered for the French-based ambulance service and he spent four years in an internment camp in Normandy on suspicion of treason (Poetry for Students vol.3). When Cummings returned to New York, he pursued painting but was drafted in 1918. During the 1920's and the 1930's Cummings traveled throughout Europe, developing careers in painting and poetry. He published his first poetry collection,
They say sex sells. By looking at Tom Ford’s 2007 advertisements for his menswear collection, sex is not only in the forefront but represents the message in this campaign. The advertisement chosen for this essay depicts a naked woman ironing the pants of a man whom, stylishly dressed, seems to pay no attention to her. She, on the other hand, appears to be relentlessly hoping for just a nod of his approval as she glares at him. The inequality within their stance, and within the very obvious observation that he is dressed and she is fully nude, demonstrates sexism at its finest. What may or may not be obvious is the fact that this ad is supposed to be selling menswear, but instead sells very apparent, yet harmful gender stereotypes. In this essay, I will argue that women are depicted as objects for the male gaze, and are over sexualized as a degradation of their value. Their value is depicted by stereotypical femininity, impossible beauty ideals, and an apparent desire to constantly please their master: the man.
This furthers the divide in objectivity that human connection is less meaningful, and by part, it’s fine to use someone else as a means to pleasure instead. It is definitely unacceptable to use someone else no matter the intended purpose. This BMW advertising campaign is very problematic in the way in which it is accepted and transferred from companies to consumers so readily in our society. In all the mainstream media it is fully aware that these issues sell very well. In can be shown through other scholars’ ideas and analysis that these images in advertising work on the subconscious in a way that we understand more and can work through, fully finding the meaning in the mind. These things can be potentially very dangerous to society, showing that these idea of objectification and violence against the opposite gender is tolerable or permissible. No person should be viewed as an object or as a means to an end, and in many cases these “jokes” at this level and the advertisements are making society even more vulgar in the way that humans think and act, with the studies of Gulas and Kilbourne to reference, there is much wrong with the increase in violence against the opposite gender and objectification that leads to
Have you ever read one of E.E. Cummings’s poems, and could you figure out what is said? E.E. Cummings was born in Cambridge, Massecuites in 1894. He started writing poetry as a young boy, and he also painted. He was influenced by the major movements of his time, which were Cubism and Impressionism. E.E. Cummings graduated from Harvard in 1917 just as the United States was entering World War I. E.E. Cummings joined the ambulance corps after his graduation and traveled to Paris, France. While there he was exposed to the Paris arts scene, which helped develop his unique style. E.E. Cummings used unusual spelling, spacing, and punctuation to convey his unique visual and auditory techniques.
Paragraph 9:Whitman sexuality was judged rather he was homosexual or bisexual people that because of the way he wrote on his poems most of his poems were depicts love and sexuality in a more earthy individualistic way. Though Leaves of Grass was often labeled pornographic or obscene.
The problem with the woman’s stance and sexual nature is that she is viewed merely as an object that must compete with beer for male attention. This stereotype is repeatedly used in several ads where it is expected that the woman should be competing to pleasure the man like beer does. It uses the stereotype of the man who simply must be pleased all day long by beer, women, footy, and fast cars. This stereotype has also appeared in the BMW ad featured in the appendix which shows a woman having sex with a man while the man thinks about the new car he saw in a magazine. This ad also shows the man as someone whose attention must constantly be satisfied with beer, women, footy or cars and each of these elements must compete for his attention whether it’s an inanimate object or a woman.
Edward Estlin Cummings, commonly referred to as E. E. Cummings, was born on October 14, 1894 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was a source of vast knowledge and was responsible for many creative works other than his poetry, such as novels, plays, and paintings. He published his first book of poetry Tulips and Chimneys in 1923. Many of his poems are known for the visual effects they create through his unusual placement of words on the page, as well as, his lack of punctuation and capitalization. The manner in which Cummings arranges the words of his poems creates an image in the reader's mind of the topic he is discussing, such as a season or climbing stairs. His visual style also
“ It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” E.E Cummings. Edward Estlin Cummings was born In 1894 and Lived in Cambridge Massachusetts. E.E Cummings went to Harvard University. E.E Cummings died on September 3,1962 In North Conway, New Hampshire. E.E Cummings was a painter and painted lots of things. The Question is How does E.E Cummings create meaning using sight and sound? E.E Cummings creates meaning in his poetry by using Visual techniques and Auditory techniques.
Interestingly, neither of these advertisements show a lot of skin; however, the images of the women in each of the advertisements portray women in a subservient role by placing them lower than the advertisements product and having open and waiting mouths. Therefore, these two advertisements construct a reality where women are only thought of sexual objects that can be acted upon, rather than having their own sexual agency, and are thought of as lesser. I find it interesting that the Skyy Vodka advertisement chooses to have the women sucking on the cherries, due to the fact that cherries are a symbol of virginity or the act of losing one’s virginity (“popping the cherry”). This conflicting message of virginity and losing one’s virginity in the same advertisement reflects and supports societies good-girl/whore dichotomy. A similar message is constructed in the Burger King advertisement due to the choice of a pixie like white women who symbolizes a good girl performing what appears to be a sexual act (to a sandwich nevertheless) and subsequently falling into the whore status. Therefore, from these advertisements women receive the message that in order to be beautiful and feminine one must downplay their own agency, particularly sexual agency, and assume a subservient role. In which these advertisements reinforce the patriarchy through displaying women as lesser than men and lesser than food and
Cummings” pg.13). Cummings continued to publish volumes of poetry at a rate of approximately one every four or five years (“E.E. Cummings pg.14). The last honor involved giving a series of public talks; published as i: six Nonlecture (1953), they provide a succinct and charming summation of his life and personal philosophy. Two years later he received a National Book Award citation for poems 1923-1954, and two years after that he won the prestigious bollingen prize in poetry from Yale University (“E.E. Cummings” pg.15). (In his poetry he often ignored the rules of capitalization and has sometimes been referred to as e.e. Cummings) expanded the boundaries of poetry through typographic and linguistic experimentation (Frazee, “E.E. Cummings). An avoidance of capital letters and creative placement of punctuation soon became his trademarks. His experimental poetry took many forms, some amusing, some satirical, some beautiful, some profound, and some which did not make much sense (Frazee “E.E. Cummings”). Typical stylistic devices in his work include: running words together; scattering punctuation symbols cross the page; subverting the conventions of the English sentence; intentional misspellings and phonetic spellings and the invention of compound words such as “puddle-wonderful” (“E.E. Cummings”). However, this obvious experimentation is often combined with strict formal structures and traditional
Edward Estlin Cummings is a famous poet and novelist. A true man of the arts, he also enjoyed playwrights, painting, and drawing. His lifetime lasting from 1894-1962 was vivaciously lived! He spent a large portion of his life in his birth state, Massachusetts, although certain life events lead him beyond the United States. Cummings served in the U.S. Army during World War I, and was a volunteer in an ambulance unit as well. A great portion of his life was also dedicated to his Harvard education and multiple romantic relationships. Despite these things that took up most of his time, Cummings managed to find time for his passion, writing. E.E. Cummings’ unique style of writing is attributed to his free spirit, which amounted to all of
Now I intend to turn my attention to concrete examples from Walt Whitman's poetry to provide some evidence of that sexuality played an important role in his poetry, and there are possible readings to find traces for that. Of course, we cannot only rely on selected
Subaru Canada is selling a new type of car advertisement which shows deviance to societal norms by changing the image of what people think is sexy. Sex sells is a long standing phrase that can be used to define the advertising industry and before this commercial was released many manufacturers marketed “sexy” car advertisements using Sports Illustrated swimsuit models or models of a similar stature. Subaru in lieu of the sexy bikini models has chosen to express their individuality by chosen a cultural representation to poke fun at traditional advertising.