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Analysis of E.E. Cummings Poems

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Analysis of E.E. Cummings Poems

In the eyes of many people, war is an unnecessary evil. It is good for nothing but killing and pain. Pain not only for those that died but pain of the friends and family that lost loved ones. E.E. Cummings and Steven Crane speak of war in many of their poems and neither are very warm with their writing in regards to the matter.

Crane?s works are very clear in the fact that he believes war to be foolish and unproductive. In the poem ?Do Not Weep, Maiden, For War is Kind,? Crane uses sarcasm to express his views on war.

?Do not weep, babe, for war is kind.

Because your father tumbled in yellow trenches,

Raged at his breast, gulped and died,

Do not weep.

War is kind.?

There is an obvious feel of sarcasm within this poem. What young child would take care in the fact that their father died in a trench, gasping for a breath and not finding one? No one would take comfort in that fact, this is much to what Crane refers to in his poem.

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