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Symbolism, Imagery, Wordplay
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in Just- Symbolism, Imagery & Wordplay
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
It’s spring. In fact, it’s "Just-spring." And if springtime is the beginning of the year, then "Just-spring" is the beginning of all beginnings. Cummings makes no bones about the fact t...
Many critics compare the balloonman to Pan, the half-man, half-goat god of the satyrs. In fact, the entire collection of Chansons Inocentes out of which "in Just-" comes features repeated reference...
We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again: spring is the time for little children. You could think of this as a literal remark (after all, in winter most kids don’t go out to p...
This is where the poem shows its true colors. A nice, neat little poem about spring? Maybe. But "in Just-" is also a complex play on the ability of words to direct our voices. How fast can short wo...
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