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in Just-

in Just-

by E.E. Cummings

Language and Communication Quotes

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Quote #4

eddieandbill (6)

Jamming two people’s names together gives this line all the breathless excitement that Eddie and Bill must feel when they hear the balloonman’s whistle.

Quote #5

it's
spring
and
the

goat-footed

balloonMan whistles
far
and
wee (15-23)

For a poem about youth, this ending is a bit strange, right? We’re left with the balloonMan, whose calls are now directed at…us?

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