The young housewife

William Carlos Williams (September 17, 1883 – March 4, 1963)




o   William was also known as WCW he was an American poet closely associated with modernism and Imagism.

o   Williams was born in Rutherford, New Jersey, a community near the city of Paterson.

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.

o   During the First World War, when a number of European artists established themselves in New York City, Williams became friends with members of the avant-garde such as Man Ray, Francis Picabia and Marcel Duchamp. In 1915 Williams began to be associated with a group of New York artists and writers known as "The Others."

The poem:

o   The title "The Young Housewife" is significant.

o   Who is the speaker?

o   Explanation of the poem.

o   The form of the poem.







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                                                                                          Bodoor Bahar

                                                                                           Farah Awida