A Snapshot at the Poetry of Edward Estlin Cummings: A Linguistic Exploration

Ahmed Abdel Azim ElShiekh, Ala Eddin Sadeq, MS Mona Ahmed Saleh

Abstract


This paper deals with an exploration of the poetry world of E. E. Cummings’ (Edward Estlin Cummings, October 14, 1894- September 3, 1962) from a linguistic perspective. For limitations of time and space, a couple of his representative poems are selected with the purpose of conducting a stylistic analysis of his poetry in the light of discourse analysis with particular reference to lexical and syntactic features that help make Cummings’ style a peculiar example of style as deviation from the norm.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ells.v2n3p102

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