Editor's note: this article has been abridged to remove references to some of cummings's more explicitly sexual poetry read the extended version of this article here caution: contains strong language october 14 marked the anniversary of the birth of the american poet and artist e e cummings. 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. Learn more about the life of american poet ee cummings, whose love lyrics and erotic poetry are still popular with readers today, at biographycom full name: edward estlin cummings synopsis background a nonconformist style receives recognition death and literary legacy cite this page. From the time he was young, his parents encouraged him to develop his creative gifts and his mother even encouraged him to write and keep a journal his style in college, ee cummings followed the principles of poet ezra pound however, by 1918 he had created his own poetic style he broke up words and presented. As one of the most innovative poets of his time, ee cummings experimented with poetic form and language to create a distinct personal style a typical cummings poem is spare and precise, employing a few key words eccentrically placed on the page some of these words were invented by cummings, often by combining.
By: ian pimperl the poetic style of ee cummings typography cummings uses distinct line breaks, lower cased lettering, and parentheses to create a distinct image for his poems reason appearance grammar syntax capitalization punctuation compound words rhythm style rhyme scheme cummings. E e cummings was an american poet and painter cummings is well known for creating poetry using his own personal style by experimenting with poetic forms and languages, as well as revising e e cummings was born on 14 october, 1894, to a well known family in cambridge, massachusetts. Cummings's name is often styled “ee cummings” in the mistaken belief that the poet legally changed his name to lowercase letters only cummings he published his discussions as the charles eliot norton lecturer on poetry at harvard university (1952–53) under the title i: six nonlectures (1953) in all he.
In this lesson, we will briefly examine the literary background and writing style of the american poet ee cummings we will then discuss his poem. Edward estlin cummings, or ee cummings as he was better known, was a modernist poet who wrote poems in a new and innovative style read on to. While many associate the poetry of cummings with the liberal use of lowercase letters and acrobatic word arrangement, the depth of his writing goes beyond this, both in form and in 1916, cummings began to take a more serious interest in modern art styles, studying cubism and impressionist artists.
Ee cummings' writing style was nontraditional poetry his experimentation with syntax, word placement and visual arrangements forces readers to use fresh eyes when reading his work readers benefit. The stylistic study of the linguistic deviation in e e cummings' poetry is believed to be of academic, practical, aesthetic and artistic value 2 literature review 21 a survey of stylistics stylistics can be traced bac1 to western traditional rhetorics and poetics in ancient greece, style was a concept in the domain of rhetoric.