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The narrator is nameless and reflects in awe about life and death upon news of the death of Buffalo Bill. Buffalo Bill (1846–1917) was a world-famous buffalo hunter in the American West who created a traveling show that displayed his achievements.
Past and present tenses are both used.
"Buffalo Bill 's" refers to Buffalo Bill, or William Frederick Cody (1846–1917), a celebrity buffalo hunter and fighter against Native Americans in the American West. Buffalo Bill created a traveling show reenacting his exploits in the American West, which brought him worldwide fame. E.E. Cummings published "Buffalo Bill 's" three years after Cody's death. There is a space between "Bill" and the "'s" ending that normally indicates possession. This unexpected space is characteristic of Cummings's unique rule-breaking use of punctuation in poetry.
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