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Teacher Diaries: Mr. Alvin – Creativity

When I was studying Literature in English in secondary school, I came across a really creative poem that still lingers in my mind. Do you think you can try to decipher this poem?

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le
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s)
one
l

iness

— E. E. Cummings

Poems can be as creative as above! When you write a poem next time, instead of pulling a long face because you need to think of how many poetic devices you have to put together, why don’t you let your free spirit lead your way to a creative piece!

Back to the poem, some ways to decode the poem is to pay attention to the punctuation (especially the bracket!) and the form of the poem (what does the poem shape like? Why are the words organized in this way?).

Talk to your teacher about this poem! I am sure they will be happy to decode this poem with you 😊