Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Robert Harper


Particularly significant in the age of mechanization, automation, and conformity is the existence of a man who continued to maintain his own integrity and whose growth and continuing self-discovery are revealed and expressed in his poems. In this, the year following his death, E. E. Cummings, individual, through his writing may serve as a beacon and an inspiration to those who are caught in a stultifying conformity which attempts to erase every aspect of individual differences.


A Thesis Presented to the Graduate Faculty of the Department of English University of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1963 Beryl A. Eagleson.

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