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Lydia Noll B. Stewart American Literature 22 May 2017 Outside the Lines Poetry [poh-i-tree] Noun The art of rhythmical composition, written or spoken, for exciting pleasure by beautiful, imaginative, or elevated thoughts. ( dictionary.com ) Poetry has an extremely loose definition. It does not have a specific structure or layout that needs to be followed. E.e Cummings’s style of poetry, inspired by his life and war experience, was completely groundbreaking for his time. According to Literature and the Language Art , Cummings was born on October 14, 1894, Edward Estlin Cummings was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He lived with his parents and sister, Elizabeth. His father, Edward, was a minister in Cambridge and a professor at Harvard University. Edward jr. was immediately born into an upper, middle class family where education was important. While his father pressed the importance of learning, his mother opened the door to writing and poetry to his life ( Skiba 535 ). As a result, Poetry.org states that E.e Cummings attended Harvard,
receiving his MA in 1917 ( Prets.org ). In addition to writing poems, Cummings enjoyed art. In his life, he was able to travel around Europe and other places in the world. He was introduced to Pablo Picasso, who was an idol for painting in Cummings’s life. Was it a

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