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"Since Feeling is First" by E. E. Cummings Divide this poem into sentences that express...

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bop-it | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted May 3, 2010 at 12:20 AM via web

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"Since Feeling is First" by E. E. Cummings

Divide this poem into sentences that express complete thoughts. Where does each sentence begin and end?

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 4, 2010 at 12:37 AM (Answer #1)

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One of the challenges with the poetry of e. e. cummings is to achieve precisely what you have mentioned - it is difficult to break it down into logical sentence structure. Obviously you might come up with some different answers but here is a suggestion to get you started:

Since feeling is first who pays any attention to teh syntax of things will never wholly kiss you.

Wholly to be a fool whilst Sprin is in the world.

My blood approves, and kisses are a beter fate than wisdom.

Lady I swear by all flowers.

Don't cry - the best gesture of my brain is less that your eyelids' flutter which says we are for each other.

Then laugh, leaning back in my arms.

For life's not a paragraph and death I think is no paranthesis.

Hope this helps!

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