by ee cummings
what if a much of a which of a wind
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Things to Discuss:
Form, punctuation, syntax, all seem to be abandoned in this poem. Does this interfere with the message?
About the Poem:
The total number of syllables varies from seven to ten while but the number of accents is held constant to four.
About the Poet:
ee cummings’ technique was highly idiosyncratic: his later period was influenced the Cubist art movement. He held two Guggenheim Fellowships and the Charles Norton chair in literature at Harvard. He was awarded the Bolllingen Prize in Poetry in 1958. At the time of his death, he was the second most widely read poet in the United States.