e. e. cummings RD - Sherry Yuan Period 6 AP Literature E E...

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Sherry Yuan February 10, 2012 Period 6 AP Literature E. E. Cummings Edward Estlin Cummings work encompassed approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays and several essays, and numerous drawings and paintings. His father who was a professor at Harvard University taught Sociology and Political Science, but later left to become the minister of the South Congregational Church in Boston. His mother, Rebecca, was the first to introduce the joys of writing to him as a child. His great amount of work may have been criticized quite a bit but he is still respected for his original technique. Cummings was a famous poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright born on October 14, 1894 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As a child, he attended Cambridge public schools and began writing poems at a young age of eight. During his time at Harvard University studying Greek and other languages he was introduced to avant garde writers.

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