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E.E. Cummings' Free Verse Poetry: Analysis

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Why was E.E. Cummings an innovative poet?

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1. What does the word defunct mean in the E.E. Cummings poem 'Buffalo Bill's/defunct'?

2. Who is the blueeyed boy in E.E. Cummings' poem 'Buffalo Bill's/defunct'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The poet e.e. cummings was a groundbreaking writer and poet for various reasons. This quiz will test you on those reasons, as well as his poems and themes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests your e.e. cummings knowledge in the following ways:

  • Understand e.e. cummings' innovations
  • Recognize a word's definition in a cummings poem
  • Recognize a character description from a specific poem
  • Understand the theme of given e.e. cummings poems

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from the most important information from the lesson on e.e. cummings
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've gained about cummings' poems and style
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer questions relating to e.e. cummings' significance as a poet and themes expressed in some of his works

Additional Learning

Looking for more information? The lesson, e.e. cummings' Free Verse Poetry: Analysis, covers the following objectives:

  • Define free verse
  • Analyze e.e. cummings poems
  • Understand what onomatopoeia is and how cummings used it
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