What are the two powerful metaphors in the e.e. cummings poem "since feeling is first"?

In his lyric poem, Cummings expresses his feelings about love and death in two powerful metaphors. What are they, and how would you explain the comparisons they are based on?

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In the poem "since feeling is first," E.E. Cummings intertwines two powerful metaphors to express his belief that emotion is a more reliable perspective from which to examine issues of life and death than reason. The two metaphors he uses are the written word and the idyllic scene of sharing kisses with a lovely lady.

Cummings evokes the image of words on a page to stand...

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