The young housewife
William Carlos Williams (September 17, 1883 – March 4, 1963)
o His father was an English immigrant, and his mother was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He attended a public school in Rutherford until 1896, then was sent to study at Château de Lancy near Geneva, Switzerland, the Lycée Condorcet in Paris, France, for two years and Horace Mann School in New York City.
o He was also a pediatrician and general practitioner of medicine. Williams worked harder at being a writer than he did at being a physician but he excelled at both.
o Although his primary occupation was as a doctor, Williams had a full literary career. His work consists of short stories, poems, plays, novels, critical essays, an autobiography, translations and correspondence.
During the First World War, when a number of
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o The title "The Young Housewife" is significant.
o Who is the speaker?
o Explanation of the poem.
o The form of the poem.