explanation of poems

These poems are inspired by the form of e.e. Cummings. When writing them, I did not stick to a strict meter, rhyming scheme, or form, instead using free verse and choosing to alter standard rules of punctuation, capitalization, and grammar to put more emphasis on certain phrases and words. The physical fragmentation of the poem on the page emphasizes the way the content is less direct. I also used juxtaposition in both poems to compare certain words that would not necessarily be considered to go together, and to make specific phrases stand out. They are both fairly short, which puts emphasis on each word, and because of their format they are written to be read, instead of spoken. Because of the tricky but important formatting, I ended up having to take a picture of the poems so none of the spacing would be altered.