e.e. cummings

e.e. cummings, Self Portrait

e.e. cummings, in his poem “La Guerre,”[ii] for example, adapts the free verse style of Whitman, and the introspective and metaphysical view of death which is reminiscent of Dickinson’s work:

the bigness of cannon is skillful,

but i have seen

death’s clever enormous voice

which hides in a fragility

of poppies . . . .

In addition, e. e. cumming’s economy of words and his lack of punctuation and capitalization could be seen as a manifestation of Dickinson’s poetic style.

e.e. cummings’ visual style lends itself to depictions of his works via digital storytelling and video.  Here is one example.

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