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Literacy Essay

  • Submitted by: coffeebrown401
  • on December 5, 2011
  • Category: English
  • Length: 469 words

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Love is something that cannot be touched or seen, but it is something that is felt by the heart.   Love is raw emotions; happiness, anger, and passion.   Cummings poem “somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond,” which is thought to be one of the greatest love poems, is about the power of love, the intimate emotional bond that lovers have.   The author has fallen head of heels for this mysterious woman before him and he uses punctuations, grammar, and metaphors to describe the feeling of love that has overcome him.
Cummings uses punctuation in a nonconventional way in his poem.   In the first line of the poem “somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond,” the poet doesn’t use a space after the comma.   The poet is so captivated by his darling that he doesn’t want to take usual breaks.   Cummings uses a lack of periods in his poem.   As a matter of fact, he doesn’t use periods in his poem, he wants to just write down all his thoughts and emotions without pausing.   The lack of periods indicates his love for his beloved is never-ending and timeless.
There is a lack of capitalization in the poem just as a lack of periods.   The poet doesn’t capitalize the “I’s” in the poem to show his inferiority and devotion to his sweetheart.   The only word that is capitalized is “Spring” because Cummings is defining her beautiful, powerful, and serene, therefore calling all the attention to his beloved.   He expressed the power and influences her beauty and presence has over him with only capitalizing “Spring” and not the “I’s” in the poem.    
Cummings uses paradoxes and metaphors throughout the poem, one paradox being the title, “somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond.”   The somewhere implies that “somewhere…beyond” is somewhere beyond physical, it’s a deeper level of connection; it’s the mystery of love.   Another paradox he used was “cannot be touched because they are too near,” suggesting that his feelings is delicate and subtle, he can’t touch it or see it but can...

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