amerlitinformal4ish

amerlitinformal4ish - 22 April 2008 Professor Jeremy Green...

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22 April 2008 Professor Jeremy Green ENGL 3665 Informal Response William Carlos William’s “The Eyeglasses” is an extremely interesting poem evoking unusual imagery coupled with equally unusual form. The poem’s title “The Eyeglasses” is a statement revolved around the lens of the world from which the eyeglasses are necessary for some to see the world much more clearly. The poem is written with stanzas composed of triplets. The poem does not have a rhyme scheme; however, the statements are powerful within the poem and contribute to the overall emotional impression left upon the reader. Williams references the “universality of things” in the beginning of the poem. This is an interesting statement as “universality” is a derivative of what it means to be universal and applicable to every individual or case in a category. Williams continues to discuss various “things” connected to one another including farmers and their daughters, candy and melons, and eyeglasses that “see everything” and are “related to mathematics.” The complexity of viewing and interpreting the world around us is often associated with
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