Study Guide

The Glass Menagerie What’s Up With the Epigraph?

By Tennessee Williams

What’s Up With the Epigraph?

"Nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands."
– e. e. cummings

The epigraph comes from an e.e. cummings poem, "somewhere i have never traveled, gladly beyond." What’s up with it? Well, small hands sounds like delicate, feminine…sounds like fragile, sounds like…glass! And Laura.