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The short lyric poem, "maggie and milly and molly and may," is written by a famous American poet, Edward Estlin Cummings. The poem is about four young girls that go to the beach. Each girl's personality is revealed by what she does.

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maggie and milly and molly and may! The short lyric poem, "maggie and milly and molly and may," is written by a famous American poet, Edward Estlin Cummings. The poem is about four young girls that go to the beach. Each girl's personality is revealed by what she does. The speaker is hidden. The poem has theme, alliteration, consonance, simile, and irregular rhyme scheme. There are a lot of feelings and emotions. Four young girls went to the beach to play. Maggie found a seashell that sang so pleasant that she couldn't remember her problems. ...read more.

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The speaker then compared it with life. The theme of the poem is finding one's self. One of the alliterations used in the poem is the title itself," maggie and milly and molly and may." There is also consonance used in the poem such as "blowing bubbles" and "stranded star." There are few similes used in the poem which are "may came home with a smooth round stone as small as the world and as large as alone" and "for whatever we lose (like a you or a me)." ...read more.

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True friendship is kind and selfless. She also seems to be a loner. I think there is something in Molly that's frightening. She is afraid of something in her life, or she has problems. She is chased by her fears. May seems to me mysterious and a dreamer. She brought it home to ponder it. She is sad and alone. For her loneliness is larger than the world itself. They are what they find. I think the sea in the poem refers to life. The poem shows that we find ourselves in what we do in this life. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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