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By: Michael Brannon Ryan Cecil Louis Sunseri. William Carlos Williams. Biography. Born in Rutherford New Jersey in 1883 Started writing poetry in high school Met Ezra Pound, who arranged for his poems to be published in England Made his money as a doctor

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by michael brannon ryan cecil louis sunseri
By:

Michael Brannon

Ryan Cecil

Louis Sunseri

William Carlos Williams

biography
Biography
  • Born in Rutherford New Jersey in 1883
  • Started writing poetry in high school
  • Met Ezra Pound, who arranged for his poems to be published in England
  • Made his money as a doctor
  • Was an important poet for the Imagist movement
  • Disagreed with T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, felt they were to attached to European culture
  • Enjoyed writing about everyday people and circumstances
  • Gained popularity in the 50s and 60s
  • Died in 1963 at 80 due to heart problems
style
Style
  • Used very common and everyday language to connect to the people he wrote about
  • He used allusions to foreign languages, religion, and art
  • Tried to create his own unique style of poetry
favorite topics
Favorite Topics
  • William Carlos Williams enjoyed writing about everyday people and circumstances
influences
Influences
  • He was influenced by Ezra Pound and Charles Demuth during college
famous works
Famous Works
  • Some of William Carlos Williams’ most famous works are “This is Just to Say” and “The Red Wheelbarrow”
this is just to say
This is Just to Say

The poem refers to a relationship in which one of the members has had an affair and the outsider has left the note saying they are sorry but they really don’t regret there decision

I have eatenthe plumsthat were inthe icebox and whichyou were probablysavingfor breakfast Forgive methey were deliciousso sweetand so cold

analysis
Analysis
  • The poem refers to a relationship in which one of the members has had an affair and the outsider has left the note saying they are sorry but they really don’t regret there decision
works cited
Works Cited
  • Williams, William. "This is Just to Say." 1. Web. 22 Feb 2010. <http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/this-is-just-to-say/>.
  • "William Carlos Williams." Wikipedia. 22 Feb 2010. Web. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Carlos_Williams>.
  • "William Carlos Williams." poets.org. 2/22/10. Academy of American Poets, Web. 22 Feb 2010. <http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/119>.
  • "William Carlos Williams." www.spiritus-temporis.com. 2005. RingsWorld.com , Web. 22 Feb 2010. <http://www.spiritus-temporis.com/william-carlos-williams/style.html>.