e e cummings
Poems and lesson ideas

Discovering Poetic Form and Structure Using Concrete Poems
Using concrete poetry, students explore the relationship between the structure and meaning of a poem. This lesson plan uses "Suppose Columbus" as a model and includes links to texts of poems and suggestions for assessment.

E. E. Cummings
Biography and text of "Poem."

E. E. Cummings
A brief biography and links to some poems.

e e cummings
Links to 45 poems.

The Enormous Room
Downloadable text of cummings' book based on his experience in a French prison camp, available in multiple formats, including EPUB and Kindle.

"Next to of course god America"
Audio file of cummings reading his poem.

The Poetry Archive
This lesson focuses on helping students to understand the use of allusion for satirical purposes in modernist poetry, making use of two Dadaist paintings to illustrate cummings' collage technique and satirical style.

Recognizing Similes: Fast as a Whip
This lesson includes "somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond" as a model.



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