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Question #8Why does Cummings swear by “flowers”?AnswerCummings capitalizes “Spring” to especially emphasize it.

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And death i think is no parenthesis

Question #2
How does Cummings use juxtaposition in the poem?

Question #3
Why is “Spring” the only capitalized word in the first stanza?

since feeling is first
since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;
wholly to be a fool 5
while Spring is in the world

my blood approves,
and kisses are a better fate
than wisdom
lady i swear by all flowers.

30/03/2015 · Life is not a paragraph, and death is no parenthesis

Don't cry 10
—the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids' flutter which says

we are for each other: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life's not a paragraph 15

And death i think is no parenthesis

Edward Estlin Cummings Poems | Nature - Scribd

Answer:The gesture of Cummings’s brain represents logic and rationality, while an eyelid’s flutter is more representative of love.

Specifically it would be foolish to pay attention “to the syntax of things” because syntax can’t kiss you but feeling can.

Cummings juxtaposes feelings with rationality.

Cummings essentially means that his intellect is overpowered by his lover’s physical gestures and the emotions they evoke within him.

“Life’s not a paragraph” suggests that life lacks the structural rigidity of a paragraph, so there’s no need for strict thinking in terms of love.

and death i think is no parenthesis

Who is he addressing?

Question #6
What does Cummings mean when he says, “The best gesture of my brain is less than your eyelids’ flutter”?

“Feeling is first” means that feeling comes first over logic or rationality.

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