The poem “She Being Brand” ┬áby E.E Cummings and “Coming Home” by Phillip Levine both use the metaphor of ┬ádriving . The poem by Cummings uses the metaphor to describe a first sexual experience. He implies that is like driving a brand new car for the first time.”-New ; abd you know consequently a little stiff i was careful of her…”

While in the poem by Levine he uses the metaphor of driving a car to separate him self to the outside world and the chaos happening by being in this car he is able to detach him self from ┬áeverything thats going on in Detroit this is shown when he saids “…Stare into your frozen eyes until the lights change and you go forward to work”.


For the E.E Cummings i was thinking about doing more of a dark low light sensual looking imagine. and for the P. Levine i was think about orange light to represent fire and chaos.

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  1. rmichals

    What you wrote about the car in the Levine poem as a way to separate the narrator from the outside world is interesting. He uses the second person though. He writes “you go forward to work.” I think he is accusing the reader of indifference. of driving through the misery. ignoring it.

    If using low key lighting for the ee cummings poem, remember it is not sad. and for the Levine poem, the colors in the poem are muted: sulphur, the color of iron.


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