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An Analysis of E.E. Cummings' Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town In scanning this poem the first time I had no clue regarding what Cummings was speaking of. However, after many times through and many online readings, I think I have some semblance as to what Cummings was trying to communicate in this particular poem. In reading this poem through on my own the first time, I watched Anyone as any individual. But, Anyone is in fact an individual, as is Noone. Anyone is seen to be a happy person as in line 4, he is seen singing and dance. However, in comparison to him, were the women and guys who not only didn't care for Anyone but are also living a life of a boring routine. The women and men are also referred to as Someones and Everyones. It is interesting that only the children see the love between Anyone and Noone. However, as they grew old, they succumb to the boring routine, as possess the priests of the little city. Not merely did Noone love anybody but loved him more by the passing afternoon. She felt all his emotions with him. The poem talks of marriage for the Someones and Everyones; h.. .