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    • POEM: Yonder Deadfromtheneckup Graduate... by Edward Estlin Cummings (11/1/2009 7:24:00 AM)

      Nascitur, from what I can find seems to be latin for 'be born.' Lewis Carroll has a poem titled 'Poeta Fit, non Nascitur' which means a poet is made, not born. Since Cummings calls this her erroneous impression, perhaps he is referencing the Carroll poem.

      Or perhaps the reference is religious, and yonder deadfromtheneckup graduate's erroneous impression about birth has to do with the divinity of Jesus. The antecedentless 'he' in 'he nascitur' is characteristic of references to Jesus or God.