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Analysis and comments on The Crowd At The Ball Game by William Carlos Williams

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Comment 6 of 16, added on January 11th, 2006 at 12:58 AM.

This poem represents mob mentality, and the speaker seems to have an
omniscient point of view like that of a blimp driver floating over the game
seeing the crowd as one living, breathing, thinking creature rather than
many.

Matt from Canada
Comment 5 of 16, added on November 10th, 2005 at 9:32 PM.

This poem is quite referential to the works of Emily Dickinson. Use of
hyphens is the first key. In addition, short microcosms consume each
stanza. Finally, metaphor is apparent; such as: "a spirit of uselessness
which delights them-". This compares the crowd to "uselessness".

Jennifer from United States
Comment 4 of 16, added on March 7th, 2005 at 5:26 PM.

I think it kind of shows how a crowd can be cruel. Discriminatory or
otherwise. This poem really made me think..

Rob from Canada
Comment 3 of 16, added on February 3rd, 2005 at 9:36 AM.

that reminded me of the kkk

Trisha Jones from United States
Comment 2 of 16, added on October 24th, 2004 at 1:17 PM.

A great indictment of herd mentality.Personification showing how a
crowd/mob can take on a life of it's own.I just heard that a 21 year old
jounalism student was struck dead in Boston, while she was in a crowd of
revelers celebrating the winning of the pennant.

Robert Frost from Jamaica
Comment 1 of 16, added on October 24th, 2004 at 11:46 AM.

this poem is a very very good poem!! :)

Britt from United States

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Poet: William Carlos Williams
Poem: The Crowd At The Ball Game
Added: May 7 2003
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Poem of the Day: Mar 18 2008


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