Instead of appealing to the physical appearance of the housewife, the speaker could also be looking into her character—he presents the idea of her being transparent or invisible. The subjects of his poems were not always people, but specific images, especially momentary ones. First of all who is this man watching the housewife? This can be taken in a couple of different ways. While I agree it is a beautiful poem, and it may be easy to read, it is a very complex read. But in the next stanza the speaker talks about running over dried leaves and smiling. Williams removes possession of the house and gives the ownership to her husband, and we sense that the she is without any authority.
He could also be symbolizing to woman that stands on the curb, which is a prostitute. Public humiliation and the failure of the literary community to support him precipitated a stroke, followed by diminished sight. The following social issues can be debated on it: Can physical for good purpose be justified? Autoplay next video are the desolate, dark weeks when nature in its barrenness equals the stupidity of man. The poignancy of traditional gender cluster undergirding poetry has been reaffirmed in this work about the relation of female beauty to male power. William had an artistic eye, which he must have had inherited from his parents, who were painters Llanas 47. Then again she comes to the curb to call the ice-man, fish-man, and stands shy, uncorseted, tucking in stray ends of hair, and I compare her to a fallen leaf. From them, he acquired a delight in the unfettered creativity of free verse.
Williams entered professional studies at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, where he met fellow students Ezra Pound and H. Similarly contagious is his anticipation of an end to the sterile lifelessness of late winter and his joy in nature's constant state of flux. This poem can certainly be interpreted different ways but by focusing on specific details in this poem; Williams sheds light on the parts of the picture that he wants to shine clearer than others. In Transitional 1915 , he moved into free verse, a venue that suited his contemporary flow of Al Que Quiere! However, the poem does have a strong hidden message. People drive over leaves all the time without thinking twice.
This softens the tone of the narrator, and he is not as alarming as he was in the first stanza. And the suggestion that the housewife is a leaf carries with it the traditional references to the fleeting life of vegetation as an analogy for human life. He owns the house and the woman is being let to live in it. This seems like a subconscious reaction to the men that she encounters. William had an artistic eye, which he must have had inherited from his parents, who were painters Llanas 47.
Williams could have included this to foreshadow the future of the housewife and explain the true intentions of the speaker in this poem. He was extremely creative, playing with forms and styles of writing and not restricting himself to poetry, however, which he excelled at. For example, he gives to the reader various real and imagined images, such her moving about in negligee behind closed doors, or her going about her daily affairs, that are at once… 966 Words 4 Pages Poems are the best to express thoughts to readers, many writers choose to write poems to speak their feelings which plain ordinary texts will not do. One of the main issues that this poem deals with is the conflict between male power and female powerlessness. Williams also captures the form and the rhythm of this dance in his poem. This could potentially parallel to the lonely situation of the young housewife and the reason why she calls out to these various men.
If he had, he would have imagined him doing something more drastic than just politely bowing and smiling at her. For instance, He describes her moving about behind closed doors, dressed in negligee, or going to the curb un-corseted to call ice-man, or allowing her hair to hang freely, only periodically tucking it in. What becomes important in these last five lines is not that the woman is like a fallen leaf but that the poet's claim to mastery is shown as a form of destruction. Some analysts question whether it achieves the purpose of poetry. If the housewife has children old enough for school, they would have already left. Ó 2001 Cambridge University Press. In wild counterpoint, the rush of activity in the north room characterizes the disquiet that inflames and compels the poet, whose nudity suggests an unflinching study of self.
Williams believed that everything in our lives, no matter how simple, can be organized into poetic verse. Williams expresses its uniqueness in an optical corollary: If the flower were totally white, the field would vanish in the unity of color. From The dance of the intellect: Studies in the poetry of the Pound tradition. Secondly, I would like the reference the barriers that are talked about in this poem. Angered by the success of more erudite poets, he founded alternative magazines to provide a voice for populist poems. Although there are so few lines in this poem, a lot can be inferred from the different literary devices in which they are conveyed.
The color tensions — green fronds heavy with snow, green transformed to red fire, then to black and white ash — unite human observers in the wonder of a post-Christmas ritual. She is there on the curb trying to act innocent, but she is carefully giving out sexual suggestions. Barry Ahearn The encounter between the passing doctor and the young housewife is scrupulously polite and legitimate. Whether the speaker would protect her, take advantage of her, or merely observe her in her shy vulnerability we cannot say. It is possible that the human body and, more specifically, a woman's body is the implicit object underlying many of the individual things he celebrates. Copyright © 1993 by Edizioni Associate Rome.