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E.E. Cummings Major Events in the time period Vietnam, ww2, civil rights movement, great depressionLiterature Characteristics of the Time Period with detailed examples from author’s work or other texts. Typography, A Nonconformist StyleHis next book, Tulips and Chimneys (1923), was a collection of poems. He published a few more volumes of poetry in the 1920s and '30s. Cummings, who lived in Paris and New York, became known for poems that played wildly with form and spacing, punctuation, capitalization, overall grammar and pacing (a sample title of one of his poems: "the hours rise up putting off stars and it is"), perhaps serving as a structural metaphor for the writer's belief that much of modern society killed individual creativity and freedom. Nonetheless, he was also able to write traditionally styled verse such as sonnets with a flair for wit and whimsy. Cummings' work was also known for its focus on nature, sexuality and love, in both a sensual and a spiritual sense.Cummings wrote the avant-garde play Him, performed by the Provincetown Players in 1927, and a few years later traveled to the Soviet Union. Though curious, he was in fact put off by the government's social policies, which he wrote about with unconventional prose in his 1933 work Eimi.Brief biographical background (no more than 1 paragraph)Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on October 14, 1894, E.E. Cummings started writing at a very early age. He went to Cambridge Latin High School where he studied Latin and Greek. His father, Edward Cummings and mother, Rebecca Haswell Clarke were well-known in Cambridge, Massachusetts where his father was a professor at Harvard University and minister of South Congregational Church in Boston, Massachusetts. Cummings mother encouraged his love of literature and instilled an interest in plays in him. Growing up in the company of

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