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somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond

somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond

by E. E. Cummings

Analysis: What's Up With the Title?

Like a bunch of other poets, Cummings never gave his poems titles, so editors just use the first line as the title of each poem. That said, "somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond" seems like a fitting title to us because the poem takes on such a surreal, yet strangely happy voyage into the weird world of the speaker and his lover. As a title, and as a first line, this really sets the stage by telling the readers to buckle their seatbelts. Next stop: the Cummings Zone.

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