Interpretation of poem “In Just”- E. E. Cummings
The poem delves into themes of spring, rebirth, innocence, and alludes to a darker theme of corruption.
The sheer joy of the children is significant in the light of the fact that the balloon man is bringing an end to their childhood.
You’ll see what we mean. Chock-full of words like "mud-luscious" and "puddle-wonderful," the poem seems to be bursting with descriptions of the way that a spring day in the park looks and feels and sounds and smells. And because the poem repeats itself several times (in fancy technical terms, we’d call that a "refrain,") it emphasizes the way that all the tiny details of the poem actually contribute to one overarching image: the park in spring.
By doing so, he created his own writing style. His poems are brief, but emphasize key words and ideas, some of which he created on his own. When reading cummings, it is important to look at the entire poem and each word, even the punctuation of the poem, to help find the meaning.
An Analysis of Two Poems by E.E. Cummings. Iain Landles. New Series, No. 10, Tenth Anniversary Issue (October 2001), pp. 31-43
Friedman, Norman, E. E. Cummings: The Art of his Poetry.
Galgano, Andrea, La furiosa ricerca di Edward E. Cummings, in Mosaico, Roma, Aracne, 2013, pp. 441–44