Introduction:

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Artwork:
This is a drawing to go with the poem, "M.E.N.N.". This piece only goes with the "M" section of the poem and not the whole poem because it started out as different haikus and then they were combined into a larger poem.

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Audio:
This is the audio to the poem, "My Grandma."


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e.e. cummings:

imgres-17.jpege.e. cummings is well known for the style of his writing. He pays a lot of attention to the arrangement and small details in his poems. In many of his poems, he includes parenthesis which makes people wonder why. He purposely puts in parentheses to make things seen secretive and mysterious. cummings is very famous for his play with punctuations and capitalizations. Without punctuations, it allows the readers to interpret his work individually. There are not periods or commas telling people to pause. In “seeker of truth” it gives the reader a place to tell their own stories but it is also telling his story. The poem itself is very short, “seeker of truth/ follow no path/ all paths lead where/ truth is here”. Although it is short, people can put their own past experiences into it making people feel more connected. When there is punctuation or capitalization in his work, it is striking and often has a deeper meaning.

e.e. cummings is also is a poet, who surprises readers with many plot twists. When reading his poem, there are a lot of shifts in the emotion and tone. He could turn a person from happy to sad in just a short poem. The “happy” part of his poems are often stories of something beautiful and the “sad” parts are the deep meaning behind each story. In “maggie and milly and molly and may” he tells a story about four girls having a great time at the beach but then towards the end, the mood saddens and he left off with, “For whatever we lose(like a you or a me)/ it's always ourselves we find in the sea.” He purposely leaves the reader hanging with something to think about. When reading such a mysterious line, people will reread the poem in a different tone to understand the actual meaning but there is not one actual meaning. Every time someone reads his work, it’s different and there are mixed emotions. e.e cumming is someone that knows how to make people feel connected and also gives off a sense of mystery at the same time.