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Comment 2 of 51, added on October 6th, 2005 at 11:31 AM.

The poet uses words sparingly.But the effect of these words on the reader
is quite significant.The poet creates a pen picture when he describes the
houses of the poor.When the poet was young he wanted to make a mark in his
life as a doctor and a poet.Now as he is capturing details about the houses
of the poor people his past concern in life is no more important.He is in a
frame of mind to accept poverty.The poet does not describe poverty using
descriptive phrases.With the brush in his hand he creates little
pictures.The roof of a house out of line with the ceiling is a stroke in
painting.Similarly we almost see the picture of the out houses built of
barrrelstaves.The last lines are replete with irony.The Nation being vast
,cold and impersonal may not pay any attention to the poverty of these
people.The poet's use of language adds power to the theme.

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Poet: William Carlos Williams
Poem: Pastoral
Added: May 7 2003
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