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I thank you God

            In the poem “i thank You God for most this amazing,” E. Cummings uses such literary devices as symbolism, imagery, allusion, and syntax to show that the speaker of the poem has just experienced a rebirth.The speaker is thanking God for allowing him to see life in a new light and to be reborn again for a fresh start.By using these various literary devices, Cummings is able to show the extreme gratefulness the speaker in the poem feels because he has found a new outlook on life. .
             Although rebirth can be seen as the general theme of the poem, with closer inspection the subject is, more specifically, about a spiritual resurrection.The third line, “i who have died am alive again today” is a direct reference to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.Christ was crucified and then buried in a tomb for three days until he was resurrected.The speaker of the poem feels that he has found a new perspective on life.This line is a metaphor, for the speaker did not literally die; rather, it is possible that he might have experienced a spiritual or emotional loss that caused him to lose sight of God.Without having God in his life, the speaker felt lost, like he was wandering through life without any real purpose.Now that he has rediscovered the greatness of God, the speaker is stating that a life without God is really not life at all.If God is not a part of man’s life then man is so spiritually lost that it is almost the equivalent to being dead.Only after the speaker has experienced his rebirth is able to use his senses to truly experience the natural world.Once he begins “tasting touching hearing seeing breathing,” he feels like he is encountering everything for the first time.Prior to his rebirth, the speaker could not see God at all; therefore, he was symbolically dead.Now that he has been given a new opportunity on life, however, he sees the presence of God everywhere in nature.