Next of Course to America God I

Cummings is very straightforward in this poem. He doesn’t blind the reader
with emotional interference but still he glorifies the country. Instead, he
blasts the reader with a seemingly meaningless jumble of words. He does so
just to engage the reader, capture his or her attention, and force his or
her brain to begin to think. Cummings leaves out all punctuation except the
question mark at the end. I think he does this just to make the poem
incomprehensible the first time it is read. He makes the last line
comprehensible so that the reader will think that maybe, just maybe, the
poem might make sense. He gives his opinion as straight forward as the
character in his poem can. The reader finds out to who the speaker is in
the last line.
In the first line he is talking about his great his love for America is.
According to the poem, the only love he has greater than America is God.
This is important because it shows that he thinks rationally and honestly
by not saying he has no greater love than America.
In the next part, he is just using politician talk to make it clear who
the speaker is after the reader has read the last line. He makes the
speaker sound important or knowledgeable. One could also argue that he is
making a sarcastic reply to another politicians rant.
Because cummings capitalizes the “H” in he and not the “I” in i, he is
forcing the reader to focus equally on the guy’s character and what he
says. Naturally, we tend to focus more on what the meaning is in writing
than the composition and character of the speaker.
It is very contrasting in of itself. Cumming’s praises the country for
being glorious, but he almost criticizes the soldiers who rush headlong
into war to defend it. He says they think not of honoring their country by
any means but through war and death. I think he is hinting at other, more
peaceful ways to serve America. He doesn’t put down the soldiers because he
calls them “heroic happy...