Cummings Meet - Boys & Girls (Raw)
the boys i mean are not refined they go with girls who buck and bite they do not give a fuck for luck they hump them thirteen times a night one hangs a hat upon. One of the greatest “dirty” poems in the English language, E. E. Cummings’s “the boys i mean are not refined” was originally published as a special insert in nine copies of his volume No Thanks. "The boys i mean are not refined" Track Info. stallion. and break onetwothreefourfive pigeonsjustlikethat. Jesus. he was a handsome man. and what i want to know is. how do you like your blue-eyed boy.
Not what I get at all. I get an assault on the way intellectuals, refined people, look down their noses at 'the masses'. I get a glorying in the uncomplicated, unpretentious animality, of these boys, and their girls who buck and bite. I get an statement of their power, and a warning to the 'refined' - they shake the mountains when they dance. Although the cannon thing fits pretty well too. Keeping in mind that E.
Cummings is a concrete poet, I would say that this poem goes for the entirety of the male gender in general. It seems to be a sum of all the shortcomings of man. I suppose you could interpret it to mean a specific generation.
However, I don't mean to sound dismal, but I think that progressively this poem becomes more and more true for each group of man ushered into existence. I read once that this poem is about soldiers, and the girls he talks about are cannons. I think this actually makes a lot of sense, especially since he lived during both World Wars and was drafted into the army. Those army boys were not refined, they may fire a cannon 13 times in a night, they would carve crosses on cannons, and they kill all the time.
Well, I suppose if you look at the obvious, the poem is about a horrible generation. But that isn't the point of analysis. The "boys" are pained by their crudeness and impulsivity. Somehow, it is repetitive and unwanted. Considering this poem was written in the s, the "horrible generation that was being brought up" was either your father's or your grandfather's.
Why don't you show more respect for your elders, sir? Obviously this is about the horrible generation that is being brought up. After consulting with her father, she finally connected for a mark of on her fifth attempt. On her sixth attempt, Cummings finally let loose, squaring her chest to the circle as she unleashed a guttural yelp and hurled a strong throw into the field.
You have to bring it to that.
Cummings Meet - Boys (Raw)
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James Monroe 9, 7. Turner Ashby 7, McFee, Christiansburg,6. Triple jump — 1.
Fletcher, William Byrd,2. Brown, York,5. Banks, Heritage-Lynchburg,7.
Pole vault — 1. Miller, Broadway,2. Tolman, Western Albemarle,3. Cridlin, Christiansburg,4. Adams, Western Albemarle,5.
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