William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams was an American poet and physician. His work is commonly associated with modernist movements like Imagism. His best-known poem is The Red Wheelbarrow.’ He died in 1963 at the age of 79. Read more about William Carlos Williams.

Blizzard

by William Carlos Williams

‘Blizzard’ by the American poet William Carlos Williams is filled with vivid imagery of a blinding snowstorm and its aftermath. This poem taps on the themes of time, human history, and personal experiences.

Spring and All

by William Carlos Williams

‘Spring and All…’ by William Carlos Williams describes a desolate and dying landscape which borders a road and leads to a “contagious hospital.”

The Great Figure

by William Carlos Williams

Classic to William Carlos Williams’ poetry, ‘The Great Figure’ is written in free verse without any punctuation. This modernist style is reflective of his inclusion in the Imagist movement.

The Yachts

by William Carlos Williams

‘The Yachts’ by William Carlos Williams depicts the winners, or yacht-owners, in the capitalist system and the losers, or the poor, who are drowning in the waters around the boats. 

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