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Williams- “Portrait of a Lady”

William Carlos Williams’s “Portrait of a Lady” expresses frustrating and often futile attempts to describe feelings and experiences through poetry. The author starts by comparing the lady’s thighs to appletrees (which, in my opinion, most ladies would be a little … Continue reading

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The Yellow Wall-paper

What struck me about “The Yellow Wall-paper” was the infantilization of the narrator and the dismissal of what is probably a real illness as “a slight hysterical tendency” (1684). The narrator is literally treated like a child by John throughout … Continue reading

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