Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #4

the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses (19)

Cummings draws on two big-time love poem clichés, bringing back the symbol of the rose and also talking about a lover's eyes. In fact, he goes totally nuts with it and blends the two together. He makes it awesome, though, by messing with our heads a bit, saying that the eyes have a voice and that roses are deep. These unexpected word choices seem to add a mysteriousness to the poem, which puts a fresh coat of paint on well-worn images.

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