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?? Kisses Poem by Edmund Vance Cooke - Summary Analysis - Kisses by Edmund Vance Cooke

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dry

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  • adjecitve
  • (Of humor) clever, but not obvious; ironic
  • Without water; not wet
  • (Of wine, etc.) not sweet
  • Without butter or jam
  • verb
  • To remove liquid or water from something

loathe

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  • verb
  • To dislike someone or something greatly; detest

they

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  • Two or more people, animals, or things

hold

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  • noun
  • Section of a ship or plane used for storing things
  • Influence or power held over someone
  • Place of support for hands or feet when climbing
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  • To agree to keep something for someone
  • To have the capacity to support/contain something
  • To control an area and protect it from attack
  • To not allow someone to leave a place
  • To cause an event to happen at a place or time
  • To use hands or arms to carry or keep something
  • To have a specific quality or property
  • To keep an image, belief or feeling in your mind
  • To have or own something
  • To wait before being able to talk on the phone
  • To limit the movement of someone in a sport

show

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  • False display of love, emotion or action
  • An event for displaying or promoting goods
  • Play, opera or theater production
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  • verb
  • To be easily seen or displayed
  • To display your emotions or feelings
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  • To explain or teach how something is done
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  • To reveal or allow something to be seen

their

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

worry

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  • Something that causes trouble or concern
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  • To cause concern or trouble over something

who

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  • pronoun
  • Which person
  • Used to introduce information about people

see

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  • verb
  • To go on a date with someone
  • To predict whether something is, or will be true
  • To understand what someone says
  • To use your eyes to look at something
  • To visit a place often for sightseeing or pleasure
  • To visit or meet with someone
  • To find out by waiting or looking
  • To watch (a game, movie or TV show)

waste

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  • noun
  • Materials left over after a process has finished
  • verb
  • To kill or severely harm someone
  • To use valuable things ineffectively

away

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  • adjecitve
  • Not present
  • adverb
  • Disappear completely
  • Doing something with a lot of energy
  • Not here; far from here; in a different direction
  • To a different area, location

enjoy

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  • verb
  • To take pleasure in something

know

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  • To be familiar with a person or place, thing
  • To feel sure or be convinced about something
  • To discover or be aware of something
  • To be able to distinguish
  • To have knowledge of things

moment

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  • Very short or brief period of time
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with

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  • preposition
  • As an employee of a certain company
  • Against something or someone
  • By using something as a means
  • Due to; because of
  • Including
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  • Used to express that people or things are together

video

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  • Of a moving film, with sound
  • noun
  • Recording capturing action with sound
  • verb
  • To make a moving film of, with sound

yet

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  • adverb
  • At a later time (used after ‘not’)
  • (Used to emphasize that thing is, will be greater)
  • Eventually; at a future time
  • Until now; up to the present
  • conjunction
  • Adding to what has been said, often as a contrast

but

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  • Used before you say something different, opposite

bye

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  • exclamation
  • Saying farewell to someone

desire

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  • Thing that is wished for or wanted
  • verb
  • To wish for, hope or want something

give

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  • noun
  • Degree of flexibility in something, a material
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  • To hand over or present something to someone
  • To cause someone to have or experience something

nobody

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  • No person; no one; not any person

please

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  • Used when you politely ask people for things
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  • To entertain someone, by dancing, singing etc.
  • To make someone happy by doing something

somebody

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  • Important well-respected person
  • pronoun
  • Person who is not known or named

subscribe

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  • To regularly pay to receive a service

now

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  • At the present time or moment
  • Right away or in the next possible moment
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  • Resulting from or because of something

maybe

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  • Possibly but not certainly; perhaps

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poem

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for

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  • Proper or appropriate; as is deserved
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  • adverb
  • Almost; nearly
  • Exactly at the time of
  • Exactly (the same as, like)

grow

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  • To improve; to develop better skills over time
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start

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  • First time or place that a thing exists; beginning
  • First opportunity to achieve something, e.g. a job
  • Sudden action or movement because you are scared
  • other
  • Beginning of something in place or time
  • verb
  • To do, be or happen for the first time; begin
  • To turn something on

soon

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  • At a time not long from now

tell

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  • To (strongly) advise a person to do something
  • To be able to guess
  • To say or communicate information to someone
  • To inform, but without speaking; indicate
  • To have a negative effect on someone
  • To order someone to do something; command
  • To recognize something based on certain signs
  • To report something to an authority
  • To explain something or teach someone something

kiss

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  • To touch something in a light or gentle way
  • To put your lips against another's to show love

yeah

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  • exclamation
  • Another way of saying 'yes'

enough

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  • adjecitve
  • Sufficient to answer the need
  • adverb
  • To a satisfactory degree
  • pronoun
  • Equal to what is needed; as much as required
  • Adequate number or amount

about

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  • adverb
  • To be ready to; going to
  • Nearly; approximately; roughly
  • Near; next to; close to
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  • preposition
  • Concerning or of (a topic)

eye

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  • The part of the body that you see with
  • The skill to see the good and bad parts of a thing
  • Hole at the end of a needle
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  • To watch or study something closely

even

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  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in influence, power, possibility etc.
  • Being divided equally or fairly
  • (Of teams/contest) with similar chances of success
  • Smooth, level, or regular
  • Can be divided by 2; ending in 2, 4, 6, 8, or 0
  • At a regular, equally steady manner
  • Remaining steady and unchanging
  • adverb
  • (When this is surprising) as well; too
  • (Used to compare two things/stress the difference)
  • verb
  • To make something level; to flatten
  • To make something equal

people

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that

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  • The person or thing being talked about
  • Used to identify something both the speakers know
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  • Used to reinforce adjectives and adverbs
  • To such a degree
  • conjunction
  • Used to connect a noun clause
  • Used to introduce an adverbial clause
  • Used to introduce a noun clause
  • determiner
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  • pronoun
  • Referring an object far away
  • Used to refer to the relative pronoun ‘which’

diem

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right

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  • adjecitve
  • Correct or true
  • The south side of you looking at the rising sun
  • adverb
  • Exactly in a place or time
  • Being appropriate for a particular event
  • In a straight or direct manner
  • noun
  • Something you are legally or morally allowed to do
  • Ideal of what is just and good
  • Political view based on conservatism
  • verb
  • To fix something previously wrong or unjust
  • To make upright, as a boat that has turned over

she

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  • Female person or animal mentioned before
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then

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  • adverb
  • A time that is not now
  • Following another thing in time or arrangement
  • Following on reasonably from what was just stated
  • At that time, not now

warmly

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  • adverb
  • In a warm or friendly manner

love

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  • noun
  • Person's name
  • A very strong feeling of affection
  • The person you care very deeply about
  • Strong, deep emotional and sexual attraction
  • verb
  • To care for and like someone very strongly, deeply
  • To like doing very much; enjoy greatly
  • To feel a strong emotional and romantic attraction

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  • noun
  • Place where changing of direction happens
  • Your time or chance to perform a duty
  • Your chance to play or do in say a game
  • Unexpected change, as in the weather
  • verb
  • To become (a particular age)
  • To become a different quality, color, etc.
  • To change the direction of something, e.g. a car
  • To move in an opposite direction or position
  • To shape metal with a spinning tool

you

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  • Person someone is speaking or writing to
  • Person or people in general

lip

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  • Edge of a hole or container
  • Top and bottom part of the outside of your mouth

this

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  • adjecitve
  • Used to indicate something already been discussed
  • Used to indicate something happening around now
  • adverb
  • An indication by a physical motion or gesture
  • A specific amount of
  • determiner
  • Person, thing, or idea near you
  • pronoun
  • Person, thing that has already been discussed

let

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  • To allow someone to do something
  • Introducing a suggestion to do something together
  • To rent a house, etc. to others

person

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  • Man, woman or child

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  • Used to describe all of a family

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning a bar that serves or sells alcohol
  • Having or experiencing a great deal of rain
  • Containing water or liquid; not dry
  • verb
  • To accidentally pee in clothes or a bed

cook

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  • A person who prepares food
  • Person's name
  • verb
  • To heat food until it is ready to eat

will

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  • noun
  • Desire or choice of someone
  • Document saying who gets your money when you die
  • Strong desire to do something; determination
  • Desire to do something; strong wish to do
  • other
  • Used with verbs to express the future
  • verb
  • To leave property to someone after your death
  • To use mental effort to make something happen
  • Am (is, are) likely to do
  • To influence someone to do something
  • To make something happen by strongly wanting it

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  • The score derived from an assessment of something
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  • To assess something or consider its qualities

wait

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  • To delay or not do something until later
  • To spend time until an expected thing happens
  • To remain in a place until a thing happens

while

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  • In spite of the fact that; although
  • During the time that; at the same time
  • noun
  • Short amount of time

taste

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  • (Good) sense of style in clothes, art, or manners
  • Flavor in your mouth from food or drink
  • A liking for something; preference
  • Brief experience of something
  • verb
  • To experience something
  • To experience the flavor of food, drink
  • To briefly experience to see if you like something

day

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  • The period of time when it is light outside
  • Person's name

seize

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  • To arrest or catch someone
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  • To take hold of something suddenly and violently

keep

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  • Large, strong tower in the middle of a castle
  • Money spent on you so you can live in a place
  • verb
  • To continue doing something; not to stop
  • To stop balls going in a goal in sports
  • To not give back or return something
  • (Of food) to not spoil or not rot
  • To take possession of something to own, e.g. a pet
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  • To do something that you have promised or agreed
  • To stay in a certain place or condition
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  • pronoun
  • Thing that is not yet known or named
  • Approximately

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  • Severe, deep sense of dislike or anger
  • An object that you hate
  • verb
  • To have a very strong feeling of dislike for

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  • No longer stylish (e.g. fashion)
  • Away from home, business, or the usual place
  • In a direction/movement away from inside or center
  • noun
  • Act when a batter cannot continue playing
  • verb
  • To tell people a secret

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  • To come together at a certain time or place

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back

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  • adverb
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  • noun
  • The part of a chair that the upper body leans upon
  • Location at the rear of something
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  • verb
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  • To go backwards in a car
  • To support and encourage someone or some cause

edmund

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  • Long hole dug in the ground, e.g. to move water
  • TV or radio station or its programs
  • Method or way of sending or receiving information
  • Narrow passage through which water travels
  • Method or route used for sending or getting things
  • verb
  • To dig a long hole for carrying water
  • To send (e.g. money) to a certain place or person
  • To direct water or liquid through a passage
  • To direct energy or feelings into something
  • Introduction to Video Content
  • Kisses, by Edmund Vance Cooke, is a poem that emphasizes the importance of expressing love and not keeping it hidden. The poet begins by stating that kisses that are kept are wasted, suggesting that love should be experienced and not withheld. He encourages readers not to be afraid to tell someone they love them, for there are people in their lives that they truly care for. The poem continues to highlight the longing and anticipation of being kissed, as dry lips and wet eyes symbolize the desire for affection. Cooke urges readers not to keep their loved ones waiting, as kisses that are held back are ultimately wasted. The poem concludes with a message to seize the moment and not to hold back from expressing love, as keeping it hidden serves no purpose. It is a call to action, inspiring individuals to let the people they love know how they feel through physical expressions of affection. Cooke's poem reminds readers that love should be tasted and experienced, rather than kept hidden and unexpressed. It urges them to embrace the opportunity to share their love and not to let fear or hesitation prevent them from doing so.
  • Subtitles section
  • Kisses, by Edmund Vance Cook, 1866-1932 Kisses kept are wasted, Love is to be tasted.
  • There are some you love, I know, Be not loathe to tell them so.
  • Lips go dry and eyes grow wet, Waiting to be warmly met, Keep them not in waiting yet, Kisses kept are wasted.
  • Kisses kept are wasted, Love is to be tasted.
  • Kisses kept are wasted, Love is to be tasted.
  • Don't wait to kiss somebody, let's wait for the right moment, let the people know who you love, know you love them.
  • If you're in love with her, kiss her, tell her, let her know.
  • If she turns around and says, go away, I hate you, don't worry about it, but don't hold back.
  • If you keep back your kisses, they're wasted.
  • Love is to be tasted, love is something that needs to be real, it needs to be shown.
  • There are some you love, I know, there are people out there that you love, I know that.
  • Be not loathe to tell them so.
  • So don't hold back, don't worry about telling them that you love them.
  • Kiss the people you love, let them know you love them.
  • Lips go dry and eyes grow wet, waiting to be warmly met.
  • So I love this, lips go dry, I'm waiting to be kissed, but you wait and you wait and nobody kisses them and your lips go dry and then your eyes grow wet, you start to cry, waiting to be warmly met.
  • So maybe this person is desiring that you kiss them and you don't kiss them and you don't kiss them and their lips go dry and maybe the love goes dry and maybe they even start to cry while they're waiting,
  • Please kiss me.
  • Keep them not in waiting yet, so don't keep people waiting, carpe diem, seize the day, kiss the person you love, yeah, kisses kept are wasted.
  • So this poem is exhorting people just to tell the people that they are in love with that they love them, yeah, let people know about it, don't hold back.
  • So enough, if you enjoyed the video give it a rating, subscribe to my channel and I will see you soon, bye for now, kisses by Edmund Vance Cook.
  • Edmund Vance Cook, www.EdmundVanceCook.com