Buffalo Bill's by E.E. Cummings
"Buffalo Bill's" is seen as part of Cummings' overall list of things he does not like--to go along with war, salesmen, and politicians. He compares Buffo Bill to Jesus. It's showing the contrast of the two while trying to show how ridiculous it is for children to have heroes such as Bill when there are people as Jesus.
Cummings is known for his dabble in dada and this poem is a great sign of that. Dada is accentually noise that can bee seen as a poem or, at least, art. The "noise" in this writing is the large amount of spaces and non-spaces between the words and lines.
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Buffalo Bill's Buffalo Bill's defunct who used to ride a watersmooth-silver stallion and break onetwothreefourfive pigeonsjustlikethat Jesus he was a handsome man and what i want to know is how do you like your blueeyed boy Mister Death Published in The Dial, January 1920.
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Modernism, 19th Century
Religion, Children, Spirituality