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Analysis and comments on A Sort Of A Song by William Carlos Williams

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Comment 12 of 152, added on April 18th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 11 of 152, added on November 30th, 2009 at 8:06 AM.
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i dont like this it is not my typ can ou put samething els aboy girls
whould like a lot please

georgia
Comment 10 of 152, added on March 16th, 2009 at 8:57 PM.

Here the poet is talking about the modern poets who unlike conventional
poets are sharp and quick and also patient when necessary.The modern poet
takes an abstract thing and makes it organic and lively by his writing.This
is why the poet is saying saxifrage is the flower that attracts him because
it has the ability to grow even in rocks which is life less.

Tom from Bangladesh
Comment 9 of 152, added on November 19th, 2008 at 3:56 PM.

Two framing images in this poem are the snake and saxifrage. The snake is
a patient, but not passive, hunter, the prey comes to the snake.
Saxifrage settles in the cracks of rocks, with time and patience it cracks
the rock. The simple message is not that the song will strike you, but in
the natural order of things, let life come to you -- And, life IS the word.

Roy Conant from United States
Comment 8 of 152, added on November 19th, 2008 at 3:56 PM.

Two framing images in this poem are the snake and saxifrage. The snake is
a patient, but not passive, hunter, the prey comes to the snake.
Saxifrage settles in the cracks of rocks, with time and patience it cracks
the rock. The simple message is not that the song will strike you, but in
the natural order of things, let life come to you -- And, life IS the word.

Roy Conant from United States
Comment 7 of 152, added on June 4th, 2008 at 8:48 AM.

I think the poet is advising the other poets to wait till the aspirations
to write a piece of poem comes to them and make the outcome sth great and
fascinating.

anahit from Iran
Comment 6 of 152, added on November 23rd, 2007 at 1:15 PM.

I think this poem is about writing.ıt ıs a sort of a song about
wrıtıng.the snake is a book at the begınnıng of the
poem.the ınk goes on the paper lıke a snkae slowşy goes on
the gorund. slowly and snakelıke motıon ıs attrıbuted
to wrıtıng

ılker from Turkey
Comment 5 of 152, added on April 19th, 2007 at 2:44 PM.

The Poem is about the power of slow moving things. The flower, and the
snake waiting to strike. The lantern illuminates the world

Joe from United States
Comment 4 of 152, added on April 12th, 2007 at 12:38 PM.

a great image that rock is solid but the animated are much powerful as they
split the rock sooner or later.
is that a idea for the breakthrough of everything concerned?

Vargas from China
Comment 3 of 152, added on December 21st, 2005 at 1:43 AM.

I feel the poet is showing the power of poetry versus
solid life.

farzaneh from Iran

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Poet: William Carlos Williams
Poem: A Sort Of A Song
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