The Influence of the Doctor’s Mind Style in Spring and All on William Carlos Williams’s Poetry Creation

Meiling Fu


This article intends to investigate the doctor’s mind style on William Carlos Williams in his collection of poems Spring and All. Research shows that Williams’s doctor’s life makes him shape a different view of the world. He always observes something difficult or challenging at first and notices something easy and comfortable at last. This paper concludes that Williams’s doctor’s mind style exerts influence on his creation of poetry both in content and in form.



William Carlos Williams, doctor’s mind style, Spring and All

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