Epithalamion Questions and Answers
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Please write a summary of "Epithalamion."

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The link below will give you the most in-depth summary of this poem by e.e. cummings, but generally speaking, it is a long poem (24 stanzas of 8 lines each) all about the 24 hours of the poet's wedding day.  Although each stanza does not necessarily represent each hour of the day, the poem is written in chronological order.  A couple of other things that might be helpful to know:

An "epithalamion" is a wedding song.  The title literally translates to "the nuptial chamber."
The poem is written in 1st person point of view.
The lines are iambic and of varying lengths.
The subject is the celebration of a wedding so the tone is joyful.


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