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Analysis and comments on The Young Housewife by William Carlos Williams

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Comment 3 of 83, added on October 30th, 2005 at 5:42 PM.

The Young Housewife is an easy to read poem, and I really enjoyed reading
it. I think of a young woman that is empowered by her husband when I read
this poem. This woman is frail and unkempt because she is stuck in a house
that she does not call her own because it is called in the poem her
husband's home. She is compared to a leaf that is dried, and when I think
of a leaf that is dried up I feel she may look old and weak from her duties
as a housewife. She is allowed to come out of the house only to call on
the duties that pertain to the home.

Kristine from United States
Comment 2 of 83, added on September 21st, 2005 at 12:43 PM.

While I agree it is a beautiful poem, and it may be easy to read, it is a
very complex read. One must look at the text more deeply to both see the
true meaning and the deeper meaning. The poems implications include that of
boundaries and and to an extent the breaking of a young woman, by her
husband, trying to hold her if not against her will, but by breaking her
spirit.

Brent from United States
Comment 1 of 83, added on May 22nd, 2005 at 2:10 PM.

This poem is very easy to understand and its a beautiful poem. i really
enjoyed it.

Nikki from United States

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Poet: William Carlos Williams
Poem: The Young Housewife
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Dec 9 2005


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