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somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond

somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond

by E. E. Cummings

somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond: Let's Get Experimental Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. How does Cummings manage to blur the meanings of words in this poem?


He creates new compound words using hyphens.
He never does that. What a weird thing to do.
Magic
He smooshes them together by taking spaces away, but leaves various punctuation marks separating them.
Q. Which of the following is a typically peculiar Cummings artistic calling card found in this poem?


The words are spread artistically around the page to help augment the meaning of the poem.
He doesn't capitalize I when used as a pronoun.
He requires that if anyone reads the poem for a public presentation that they read it through an electric fan so that it sounds all choppy and weird.
Some of it is written in Pig Latin.
Q. Which of the following punctuation marks is never used in the poem?


: ;
: :
: ,
: .
Q. What stylistic quirk that's typical of Cummings is not seen in this poem?


Unique syntax
Creative punctuation
Smooshy words
The words are spread artistically around the page to help augment the meaning of the poem.
Q. With what simile does Cummings bend gender stereotypes in the poem?


the lover as a bull
the speaker as a cow
the speaker as a flower
the lover as a gun
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