James B asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 9 years ago

E. E. Cumming "she being Brand", How does the metaphor add meaning to the poem?

how does the use of metaphor add meaing to this poem?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    The car is the metaphor for the woman who is a vehicle for his pleasure. he goes "right to it," manipulates her body to react, to feed , to accelerate his impending orgasm. and when she expectantly rejects his aggression sliding "into reverse" he reveals his frustration: "what the hell."

    Cummings delivers a powerful ending. her trembling is not relieved , not consoled, but brought to a standstill, a dead one. it is beyond a physical reaction to the loss of such "precious" virginity. it is a loss of something more; the disappointment that weighs down fallen expectations, the death of a dream.

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  • earls
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    3 years ago

    She Being Brand

  • 9 years ago

    I think people most often think that in this poem, driving stands in as a metaphor for sex. I think that actually a woman stands in as a metaphor for a car and sex is the metaphor for driving. Driving is compared to sex, not the other way around.

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