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Various Works of EE Cummings Edward Estlin Cummings famously known as E E Cummings had a very unique way of writing his poetry The way his poems were written are what many critics admire most He brushed aside the rules of English and allowed his art to shine through He lived from 1894 to the year 1962 He has written hundreds of poems in his career Many of his poems are hard to understand or translate They have to be meticulously dissected to understand their true or hidden meaning Many of his poems look like garbled gibberish at a glance but under close inspection are works of a true poet One of the most famous poems of E E Cummings is la Since he always had a unique way of writing he also rarely had a title for his poems thus the first line would represent his title In the following poem one may wonder what is being said la le af fa ll s one l iness Cummings 1 For the inexperienced reader this poem would look like meaningless letters put together in a non-sentence structure When this poem is looked at from a puzzle point of view one begins to put his puzzle together When read appropriately the poem then reads a leaf falls in loneliness His style was an unbelievable break through in poetry for his time and still is today The originality of E E Cummingss poems has been surpassed by few and possibly by no other poets He has written many poems that have the same structure as la In his work Cummings experimented radically with form punctuation spelling and syntax abandoning traditional techniques and structures to create a new highly idiosyncratic means of poetic expression Later in his career he was often criticized for settling into his signature style and not pressing his work towards further evolution Nevertheless he attained
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