La déviation grammaticale chez E. E. Cummings. Une étude de "what if a much of a which of a wind"

Abstract : This paper deals with grammatical deviation in the poetry of E. E. Cummings. Using the poem what if a much of a which of a wind (1 x 1, XX, CP 560) as a case study, it shows that there is in fact much less deviation than it might seem. Though the extensive use of conversion leads to superficial ambiguity, one can obtain a well-formed and relevant syntactic structure, and thus a semantic interpretation, through a good knowledge of Cummings' system of values and using phonetic, morphological and syntactic parallelism. Grammatical analysis can thus explain certain clear and help reach an interpretation for some less intuitively obvious passages.
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Philip Miller. La déviation grammaticale chez E. E. Cummings. Une étude de "what if a much of a which of a wind". Etudes Anglaises, Klincksieck, 2004, 57 (2), pp.187-201. ⟨www.cairn.info/revue-etudes-anglaises-2004-2-page-187.htm⟩. ⟨hal-01235250⟩

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