Who was the poet who was famous for breaking spelling, grammar and punctuation rules?

1 Answer
Dec 20, 2016

Answer:

E. E. Cummings

Explanation:

Here's a poem of his:

anyone lived in a pretty how town
(with up so floating many bells down)
spring summer autumn winter
he sang his didn't he danced his did

Women and men (both little and small)
cared for anyone not at all
they sowed their isn't they reaped their same
sun moon stars rain

"anyone lived in a pretty how town" (1940)

And here's a poem he wrote at 6, to his father:

FATHER DEAR. BE, YOUR FATHER-GOOD AND GOOD,

HE IS GOOD NOW, IT IS NOT GOOD TO SEE IT RAIN,
FATHER DEAR IS, IT, DEAR, NO FATHER DEAR,
LOVE, YOU DEAR,

ESTLIN.

The development of this sort of style is likely to have been influenced by Stein, a contemporary novelist, poet and playwright, two of her most known quotes being "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose" and "there is no there there".