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Emo Love Poem- E.E. Cummings

For my remix assignment this week in DS106, I was randomly generated and assigned Poetry Art [Remixed]: Go Emo. The original assignment asks you to take a favorite poem and create a poster for it using photo editing software. The remix then tells you to remix the assignment with a dark/emo theme, using black colors and dark images. I looked through the original poems people had posted for the assignment, but none of them were my favorite, so I decided to stick with one of my favorite poems by E.E. Cummings. Here is my emo poster poem.

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Clearly the remix changes the meaning of the original poem. The original carries a meaning of deep and profound love that transcends the soul and mind. It’s often read at weddings and anniversaries to this day, providing a great example of the love that many couples wish to experience in their relationships. However, with the “emo remix” one can see the poem now holds a darker meaning. The black colors and sad couple in the bottom corner give the poem a somber tone, rather than an uplifting and powerful tone as before. It comes off much more depressive and melancholic. However, I think the love of this couple still transcends time and space.

I created this image via Pixlr. I used images found through Google as the background and used the text feature to add in the text of the poem.

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