WHO ARE YOU, LITTLE i? E E Cummings BACKGROUND : E(dward) E(stlin) Cummings (1894-1962), often styled as e e cummings, was an American poet, painter, essayist, novelist, and playwright. He wrote approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays, and several essays, as well as numerous drawings and paintings. He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As one of the most innovative poets of his time, Cummings experimented with poetic form and language to create a distinct personal style. Cummings’ poem “ who are you, little i ” describes a child looking out a window at the end of the day. It is about nature and the effect it has on the speaker. The speaker of the poem is the person “voicing” the words, recalling a childhood moment closely connected with nature. Perhaps the speaker is Cummings. SUMMARY : This poem is related to nature and its effect on the speaker. This poem is quite short which contains only eight lines. The main theme of this poem is freshnes
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